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The Capitol raid could change North American social media for good

On Jan. 6, thousands of Donald Trump supporters who believed the 2020 presidential election had been ‘stolen’ from their candidate stormed the United States Capitol. Two days later, the president was permanently suspended from Twitter.Continue...

As we integrate more with technology, unplugging is no longer the solution

Even before the pandemic, smartphones and laptops were attached to us by the hip. Over the past few months, this invasion of technology into our lives has only been exacerbated as we work from home or connect with loved ones online. We’re now constantly plugged into our devices—but is that really such a bad thing?Continue...

Despite good intentions, cancel culture has lost all meaning

We often talk about being cancelled with a sense of finality, but ‘cancel culture’ isn’t ruining careers; it’s just a discursive shorthand.Continue...

‘The Social Dilemma’ excels as a documentary, but fails as a drama

Society has a social media addiction. Netflix’s new documentary-drama hybrid, The Social Dilemma, not only exposes this truth, but frames our dependency on smartphones as a reality on track to self-implode.Continue...

We must be held accountable for our social media usage during the pandemic

The “fake news” epidemic is more real than ever before.Continue...

OnlyFans isn’t for Bella Thorne or any other celebrities

In an age when the majority of social media platforms censor sex workers and challenge their livelihood, OnlyFans seemed like a saving grace—that is, until it was exploited by Bella Thorne.Continue...

Don’t cancel ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture, like anything else, shouldn’t be exempt from criticism. But in calling for it to disappear, writers are participating in the same trend they were so quick to denounce.Continue...

TikTok is proof that we can't outrun toxic diet culture

While traditional media may have eased up on the promotion of diet culture in recent years, social media allows anyone to grow a platform and advocate for dangerous standards of beauty. On TikTok, gaining that platform is now easier than ever.Continue...

Balancing media consumption with artistic production

In the digital age, it’s easy to conjure up reasons not to make art and a lot harder to call yourself
an artist.Continue...

It’s time to rethink our social media expectations

Technology has granted us knowledge in seconds, but access to everyone else as well. There are countless memes out there about how we expect a response to a text a minute before we’ve even sent it.Continue...

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