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

How Catholicism became a meme

What the deepfake controversy about this Chinese actor says about conspiratorial thinking

How the internet gets people to plagiarize each other

Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realize

Twitter trolling with Chapo Trap House’s Felix Biederman

Are we ever authentically ourselves on the internet?

What is a trend anymore?

The YouTubers are not okay

Just admit that you loooove Twitter

A day in the life of a professional Twitter flirt

The hottest trend on TikTok? In-depth analysis.

Ignoring emails with Twitter’s funniest comedian

The growing, lightly controversial industry teaching kids crypto

Procrasti-shopping with NPR’s youngest podcast host

The story of the internet, as told by the movies

Nobody wants more crappy videos on Instagram. Too bad.

12 hours online and zero regrets: A day with the internet’s funniest meme curator

Pixar’s Turning Red is an unlikely culture war battleground

Where teen influencers go to become actors

The video essay boom

War TikTok is a mess

How Kibbe body types became an internet obsession

Reckoning with the war meme in wartime

How do you solve a problem like Joe Rogan?

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

I’m a creator. You’re a creator. We’re all creators!

Crypto, for cool girls

The internet turned “money” into a hobby

Fashion is just TikTok now

Why Bachelor stars are suddenly shilling for crypto

You go viral overnight. Now how do you get rich?

The M&Ms are different now

Is confidence a cult? These sociologists think so.

The misery of the Hype House

Diet messaging is everywhere right now. Here’s how to tune it out.

Is Jeremy Strong the bad art friend?

Is a new kind of religion forming on the internet?

Astroworld and the trickiness of tragedy blame games

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