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Obama’s White House photographer at it again, but this time with a bittersweet #TBT

Whenever President Donald Trump or Republican members of Congress do something that leads to stunned and outraged headlines, the photographer of former President Barack Obama seems to have a countering image at the ready.  He was again...Show More Summary

Kendall Jenner appeared on the cover of 'Vogue India' and people had a LOT to say

So, American model Kendall Jenner appeared on the May issue of Vogue India that celebrates the magazine's tenth anniversary, and people couldn't hold their own.  They oscillated between displeased or angry to humored or wowed as Jendall's...Show More Summary

This is how that wild 'Prince Philip dead' rumour started

Britain woke up Thursday morning in the midst of feverish speculation over the health of Prince Philip.  SEE ALSO: Queen calls 'emergency meeting', everyone makes the exact same joke Overnight, the hashtag #BuckinghamPalace and the topics...Show More Summary

What Facebook must do to prepare its 3,000 new moderators for the trauma they'll face

Mark Zuckerberg did the right thing when he announced Wednesday that Facebook plans to hire 3,000 people to review reports of objectionable content, including live video that might contain horrible scenes of murder and suicide.  SEEShow More Summary

Teens are increasingly struggling with their emotions — and talking about it online

Teens and young adults often put a stark spotlight on their struggles by writing candidly about them on social media. Though plenty of critics respond to this behavior with a dramatic eye roll and accusations of narcissism, there's something...Show More Summary

Steve Bannon's master plans leaked in a White House selfie

In politics as in sports, it's probably best not to tell the other side what you plan to do.  White House Senior Advisor Steve Bannon keeps a somewhat infamous whiteboard of his master plans in his office. In an age of constant hacking,...Show More Summary

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content

A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.  SEE ALSO: WhatsApp...Show More Summary

Someone threw a Pepsi can at police IRL during a protest

What happens when real-life imitates an ad that was supposed to imitate life?  And what if the ad in question already imitated another ad that (sort of) imitated life? SEE ALSO: Here are the funniest reactions to Kendall Jenner's terrible...Show More Summary

YouTube community calls out 'pranksters' DaddyOFive and police take action

There is an important update on the disturbing case of DaddyOFive, and it involves the YouTube community that mobilised itself to get the story out there. The parents behind DaddyOFive, who came under fire for making what critics describe...Show More Summary

Movie poster sparks controversy by comparing military service with childbirth pain

An Instagram post by the Singapore government has sparked outrage, after asking netizens if the process of childbirth was worse than going through military service. SEE ALSO: U.S. Military Seeks Sixth Sense Training, the Singapore...Show More Summary

Fyre Festival gets hit with a $100 million 'Hunger Games' lawsuit

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The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

Sorry, Kendrick. The pope is the greatest rapper alive.  On Saturday, His Holiness was on a flight from Cairo to Rome, where he warned about the devastating effects of a war with North Korea.  A serious topic, for sure. But the internet was too distracted by the above photo to care about the message. Show More Summary

The sad reason Donald Trump's tweets are way less popular than 3 months ago

People are getting tired of The Donald's tweets. According to a new report from digital agency Huge, the number of engagements (replies, retweets, likes) per tweet has dropped 66 percent in the three months since he took office.  SEE...Show More Summary

Kind strangers keep feeding Mark Zuckerberg

Poor Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO spent the weekend wandering America, scoring free meals from kind strangers, who no doubt took pity on a 32-year-old man unable to afford anything but gray T-shirts and hoodies.  The first family...Show More Summary

The parody accounts that make Twitter bearable in the era of Trump

Over the course of his first months in the White House, President Trump notoriously turned Twitter into his personal outlet for unhinged political venting. That of course inspired the creation of dozens of parody accounts that became...Show More Summary

Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you've probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival — the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival...Show More Summary

Take a wild guess what Trump's favorite hashtag was in his first 100 days

Hint: Look at the woman's hat in the photo, above.  President Donald Trump has been in office 100 days as of Saturday, April 29. In honor of the occasion, Twitter put out some stats about the president's use of Twitter. At this point,...Show More Summary

Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat

WhatsApp group admins could find themselves in trouble with the law in Malaysia, if the people in their groups spread fake news over the popular chat app. A Malaysian minister has warned that existing media laws could be used to prosecute...Show More Summary

The internet questions the logic of smuggling nukes in bales of weed

"What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S.... in weeeed?" No, that's not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee's. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress.  SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage...Show More Summary

Wake up, sheeple: Your favorite political insult is now officially a word

Listen up, sheeple — "sheeple" is now officially a word, so sayeth the shade-throwing master Merriam-Webster. Wake up! 'Sheeple' is in the dictionary now — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 27, 2017 If you've...Show More Summary

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