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Vox's coverage of the latest memes, social media controversies, YouTube drama, and more.

Explaining “Twin Flames,” the subject of Netflix’s disturbing new documentary

Five Nights at Freddy’s, the cult horror game turned movie, explained 

You gotta just ignore annoying tweets

Naomi Klein on her doppelganger (and yours)

Sound of Freedom wants to raise awareness about child trafficking. Here’s what it’s really doing.

“Girl” trends and the repackaging of womanhood

The Montgomery boat brawl and what it really means to “try that in a small town”

Lil Tay’s reported death hoax, explained as much as possible

The internet’s new anthem is a glorious Eurodance parody

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Barbieheimer: Destroyer of worlds, savior of cinema

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Stop trying to have the perfect vacation. You’re ruining everyone else’s.

Twitter is dying. Policing women’s bodies is keeping it alive.

No, AI can’t tell the future

Welcome to the era of the trans it-girl

The indictment of misogynist influencer Andrew Tate, explained

Beatrix Potter, the unlikely hero of the anti-hustle culture movement

Should we know where our friends are at all times?

Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

The horrifying revelations of the Idaho student murders

The case for shame

How companies sell you on the promise of “community”

When did we get so obsessed with unique baby names?

The “Dark Brandon” meme — and why the Biden campaign has embraced it — explained

Are Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney in love, or are they good actors?

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Can AI create a convincing Wes Anderson film? (Not really!)

Serial’s Adnan Syed was finally free. Zoom got his conviction reinstated.

Has TikTok made us better? Or much, much worse?

Keanu Reeves, explained

The “You’re doing it wrong”-ification of TikTok

Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez, and the Easter egg-ification of the Hollywood feud

What YouTube hustle gurus are really selling you

The Delphi murders were a local tragedy. Then they became “true crime.”

Alex Murdaugh sentenced to two life terms for murdering his wife and son

How the Great Recession paved the way for influencers to inherit the earth

Social media used to be free. Not anymore.

How the Harry Potter video game became an ethical minefield

Lucky girl syndrome and the endless rebranding of “The Secret”

“Hater” doesn’t have to be a dirty word

Sleazeballs are hot again

The irresistible voyeurism of “day in my life” videos