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

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

The arrest of misogynist influencer Andrew Tate, explained

Sleazeballs are hot again

The irresistible voyeurism of “day in my life” videos

But where will we tweet?

Quitting Elon

Everybody wants to be a LinkedInfluencer

The Try Guys have broken our brains

A new Supreme Court case could fundamentally change the internet

Cheating scandals hit different right now

The racist backlash to The Little Mermaid and Lord of The Rings is exhausting and extremely predictable

The sex worker teaching TikTok about legal brothels

So your kid wants to be an influencer

“Scary easy. Sketchy as hell.”: How startups are pushing Adderall on TikTok

You can ignore Andrew Tate

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This Targaryen family tree explains Jon Snow’s parentage — and sets up House of the Dragon

Tacky is back!

The nontoxic social media app that tells you your toxic traits

Our submissions to the queer canon

How Catholicism became a meme