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Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921 Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921

Comedy is hard, and the past was no better. Just look at, say, what 19th-century jerks considered acceptable territory for an April Fools’ Day prank.

Facebook Is Running Ads in Mexican Newspapers Warning About Fake News Facebook Is Running Ads in Mexican Newspapers Warning About Fake News

Facebook is taking a huge amount of heat this week amid mounting scandals over its allegedly reckless handling of user data, vulnerability to propaganda and disinformation efforts, and whether or not its internal response to those issues was mostly concerned with shoving those problems under a rug. The company’s stock…

Sam Nunberg: This Entire Meltdown Is Because I Didn't Want to Manually Search My Email Inbox Sam Nunberg: This Entire Meltdown Is Because I Didn't Want to Manually Search My Email Inbox

Sam Nunberg, formerly an aide on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, launched an hours-long, barely comprehensible tear through the media involving numerous back-to-back TV interviews as well as phone calls to local media on Monday. Nunberg is very upset that special counsel Robert Mueller has issued him grand jury…

National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated] National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated]

Hi, National Geographic, it’s me, Ryan. I got your package today and I guess I’m wondering—why did you send me a pseudoscientific crystal healing water bottle with your name on it?

Parkland Shooting Survivor's Dad Admits Editing CNN Emails Before He Sent Them to Fox News Parkland Shooting Survivor's Dad Admits Editing CNN Emails Before He Sent Them to Fox News

Glenn Haab, the father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior and mass shooting survivor Colton Haab, has admitted that he altered words in an email sent by a CNN producer, ultimately producing the illusion the news network had demanded his son only ask their pre-written questions at a televised forum on guns…

Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News

Google is rolling out a bevy of new open-source Accelerated Mobile Page tools for developers this week, coming in two flavors: AMP for email and AMP Stories. While anyone who reads news online might have already seen AMP articles, these new tools have the potential to shape what people see and do online in Google’s…

Facebook Slowly Realizing It Might Be Ruining Democracy Facebook Slowly Realizing It Might Be Ruining Democracy

If you were even semi-conscious during the last two years, you’ll know that social media can wreak havoc on a functioning democracy. Facebook is finally admitting that it’s part of the problem. Facebook also wants you to believe in an imaginary future, a hypothetical someday when Mark Zuckerberg figures out how to…

The Worst-Reported Science Stories of 2017 The Worst-Reported Science Stories of 2017

It’s really not that hard to write a science news story, I promise. Some new scientific results come out, you talk to a scientist on the phone and ask them what they did, then you ask a few other people who know about the research if the results made sense. It’s a lot like, well, any other reporting.

Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message

On Sunday, one man decided to take to the skies with a consumer drone to spread his manifesto over two NFL stadiums in California. He probably would’ve been better off just posting on Reddit.

Bloomberg Is Starting a '24-Hour Social News Network' Based on Twitter Bloomberg Is Starting a '24-Hour Social News Network' Based on Twitter

Twitter has not exactly survived the last few months with a sterling reputation, in between continued controversy over its failure to adequately address rampant harassment, allegations it sold political ads to Russian foreign agents, and most recently news it had verified the account of neo-Nazi Charlottesville…

Angry Sean Hannity Fans Are Smashing Keurigs on Twitter Because 2017 Is Dumb as Heck Angry Sean Hannity Fans Are Smashing Keurigs on Twitter Because 2017 Is Dumb as Heck

Numerous advertisers pulled out from Sean Hannity’s Fox News show this week after Hannity urged his viewers to treat claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested minors decades ago with entirely too much skepticism. Among them were Realtor.com, 23andMe, and ELOQUII, but most notable was Keurig, which…

Donald Trump Denies Ordering DOJ to Stop AT&T and Time Warner Deal Unless They Sell CNN Donald Trump Denies Ordering DOJ to Stop AT&T and Time Warner Deal Unless They Sell CNN

President Donald Trump denied on Saturday reports that he had ordered the Department of Justice to halt the $85.4 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner unless the combined company sells off Turner Broadcasting, a group of cable channels which includes Trump’s hated arch-enemy CNN.

Facebook: Hey, Nice Media You Got There, Shame if Some Kind of News Feed Change Happened to It Facebook: Hey, Nice Media You Got There, Shame if Some Kind of News Feed Change Happened to It

Facebook tests of a major change to the way its News Feed works in at least six countries have once again raised fears the social media giant—a powerful gatekeeper between publishers and audiences—could be preparing to doom parts of the media, the Guardian reported.

Google Says Plan to Partner With News Publishers on Subscriptions Still in Early Stages Google Says Plan to Partner With News Publishers on Subscriptions Still in Early Stages

Google is planning to roll out a new system in which it helps news publishers zero in on potential subscribers in exchange for a revenue split—but the search giant says the feature is not anywhere near release.

The Mooch Has No Idea What He's Doing The Mooch Has No Idea What He's Doing

On Wednesday, freshly divorced former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who has been teasing some sort of bizarre internet-based venture titled the Scaramucci Post for weeks, finally revealed what the damn thing is.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers

Facebook founder and NASCAR enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg likes a lot of things. He likes Facebook. He likes being in charge of Facebook. He even likes talking about how much he likes being in charge of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg does not, however, like it when reporters publish embarrassing but true details about how he…

Eric Bolling Sues Reporter Yashar Ali for $50 Million for Revealing His Alleged Unsolicited Dick Pic Habit Eric Bolling Sues Reporter Yashar Ali for $50 Million for Revealing His Alleged Unsolicited Dick Pic Habit

Fox News host Eric Bolling is very, very angry at Yashar Ali, the Huffington Post freelancer who last week reported Bolling “sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.” So angry he is suing Ali for $50 million.

Laurene Powell Jobs, Philanthropist and Widow of Steve Jobs, Just Took Over The Atlantic Laurene Powell Jobs, Philanthropist and Widow of Steve Jobs, Just Took Over The Atlantic

Today, in unexpected news, The Atlantic announced that the Emerson Collective has taken a controlling stake in the magazine. That may sound like humdrum media news until you realize that the president of the Emerson Collective is none other than Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. So now, one…

How CNN Made Its Own Reporting Sound Like Blackmail How CNN Made Its Own Reporting Sound Like Blackmail

On July 2, President Donald Trump tweeted out a video showing himself, as he had appeared in a 2007 WrestleMania event, attacking a person whose head had been replaced with the CNN logo. Two days later, CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski wrote an article about the origins of the video and the anonymous Reddit user who had…

A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy [Updated] A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy [Updated]

Oh God, a hacker’s on the loose with a new (but familiar) Google Docs phishing scam, and journalists (among many others) are in the crosshairs.

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