News 2021-12-23T00:57:49Z
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Far-right influencers suggest widespread illness following an event may be an 'anthrax attack,' despite similarity to COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
News 2021-12-22T19:18:22Z
Gary Edwards pictured circled inside the Capitol on January 6.

A woman whose Facebook comments led to her husband's arrest in the Capitol riot said she never dreamed her posts would be used against him

Gary Edwards, of Churchville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to a year of probation on Monday over his role in the January 6 insurrection.
Culture 2021-12-22T17:57:07Z
Ethan Klein

How controversial influencer Ethan Klein rose to fame, from feuds and Frenemies to being banned from YouTube for a week

Ethan Klein and his wife Hila joined YouTube in 2011 with their channel H3H3Productions, going on to launch a clothing line and popular podcasts.
Culture 2021-12-22T17:26:02Z

A TikTok mom who went viral for posting a dance video from her baby's hospital room said she was just trying to 'be positive'

Whitney Leavitt's since-deleted TikTok showed her dancing next to her hospitalized baby. After receiving backlash, she spoke out to defend the video.
Culture 2021-12-22T13:45:27Z

Korean-American influencers say US interest in Korean culture is helping their careers, but they worry it could also be masking casual or overt racism

Insider spoke to six Korean-American influencers about how the popularity of Korean culture, food, and TV shows in the US is impacting their careers.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T12:11:58Z

Every actor who has played Spider-Man in a movie, ranked from worst to best

From everyone in the Spider-Verse to the various Peter Parkers, here we rank every Spider-Man on film.
News 2021-12-21T23:13:27Z

YouTube confirms strike on H3 Podcast channel for violating the platform's harmful and dangerous content policy

YouTube's harmful and dangerous content policy bans clips of extremely dangerous pranks and content encouraging violent activity, among other things.
News 2021-12-21T22:45:39Z

The mother of a woman who died at 23 said a Facebook post shared with 'vile' messages 'pushed her over the edge,' reports say

Cope's mother said she "would be here today if it wasn't for that post," the National reported, citing comments made after an inquest hearing.
Culture 2021-12-21T20:34:33Z

YouTube star Catherine McBroom removed her own IUD to 'get healthy,' according to her reported Snapchat post

The ACE Family's Catherine McBroom faced backlash for the post after experts warned a TikTok trend for at-home IUD removals could be dangerous.
News 2021-12-21T19:59:34Z

YouTuber Ethan Klein says he's temporarily banned from posting after one video was marked 'too dangerous to watch'

Ethan Klein wrote in a follow-up tweet that "trolls have been mass flagging every video we've ever made."
Culture 2021-12-21T18:11:49Z

A TikToker who went viral for releasing 'the most hated song on the internet' said the whole thing was orchestrated to get back at her haters

TikTok star Brooklynne Webb said her song "My Crown" was intended as satire after it went viral with people labeling it "cringe."
News 2021-12-20T23:48:06Z

A top Chinese live-streaming influencer known as Viya was fined roughly $210 million for tax evasion, agency says

The internet celebrity evaded or underpaid taxes totaling 703 million yuan, or $110 million, between 2019 and 2020, the Chinese government said.
Culture 2021-12-20T19:42:55Z

A Twitch streamer said obese people should be 'shamed' because 'it's bad for them' while vaping during a livestream

Twitch streamer Fanfan, who is also known as Fiona Fan, has apologized after a clip of her discussing obesity went viral.
News 2021-12-19T16:23:39Z

Real-life Quidditch to change its name partly to distance itself from J.K. Rowling's 'anti-trans positions'

Two Quidditch organizations said that a Warner Bros. trademark and J.K. Rowling's "anti-trans positions" made them decide to change the name.
Lifestyle 2021-12-18T21:17:48Z

Martha Stewart shows off the nativity set she handcrafted while in prison

The lifestyle guru shared the Christmas nativity set in a TikTok video that has over 330,000 views at the time of publication.
News 2021-12-17T19:04:58Z

Schools in at least 10 states warned parents of a TikTok trend threatening nationwide school shootings, but no credible threat has been identified

There is little evidence to suggest the purported trend ever existed. The DHS said it had no information indicating any "credible" threats.
Celebrity 2021-12-17T19:04:42Z

Kim Kardashian jokes that daughter North is Kanye West's 'twin' after the 8-year-old got in trouble for going live on TikTok without permission

Kim Kardashian told Bari Weiss that her daughter will keep breaking the mold on social media, but that "in my household, there are rules."
News 2021-12-17T18:27:36Z

A right-wing Dutch politician was ordered to delete tweets comparing COVID-19 vaccine requirements to the Holocaust

Right-wing politicians worldwide have made similar comparisons to the Holocaust, when an estimated 6 million Jewish people were killed.
News 2021-12-16T23:53:05Z

Indonesian Instagram influencer who documented her journey with a paralyzing spinal cord injury has died at 21, sister says

Anna's last Instagram picture, posted Sunday, showed her at a dinner table surrounded by other people.
News 2021-12-16T20:31:50Z

A girl falsely believed to be a victim of the fake Wayfair sex-trafficking ring says she had hives, lost sleep over the conspiracy theory

False claims about the furniture company, which were created by a QAnon influencer, went viral on social media in the summer of 2020.
Culture 2021-12-16T20:29:32Z

TikTokers raised over $35,000 to help a man who went viral for asking President 'Joe Byron' to take him out to dinner

A GoFundMe campaign for the man behind viral catchphrases like "Joe Byron" from the "Bing Bong" TikTok sound has raised over $35,000.
News 2021-12-16T17:33:45Z

A UK school reportedly apologized after pictures of its 'grim' Christmas lunch went viral

The Christmas lunch served by a school in West Sussex, UK, was described as "disgusting" and like something "left over" from an "anatomy class."
News 2021-12-15T18:59:31Z

A Romanian judge who was suspended for posting TikToks says he believes the government was retaliating against him: Report

Cristi Danilet told the AP that he believed the Superior Council of Magistrates was retaliating against his advocacy for judicial reform.
News 2021-12-15T18:43:30Z

Twitch reportedly bans streamer after he said an influencer couldn't 'stop' him from reproducing with her if they were the last people on Earth

A purported clip also showed iShowSpeed calling the Instagram and OnlyFans model Ash Kash a "fucking bitch" among other expletives.
Lifestyle 2021-12-15T18:35:24Z

3 filthy places that you're forgetting to clean inside your home — and it's not where you'd expect

An Australian influencer known as the "Home Hacks Queen" shared three places people often forget to clean inside their homes.
Culture 2021-12-15T17:55:56Z

Inside the ACE Family's new luxury mansion which they showed off after their last $10 million home was foreclosed on

On December 10, Austin and Catherine McBroom from the ACE Family revealed their luxury mansion after their previous LA home was foreclosed on.
Culture 2021-12-15T14:55:23Z

YouTube star Nikita Dragun says she was involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital after being picked up by police on Thanksgiving

Beauty guru Nikita Dragun posted about her mental health on Instagram, saying she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital involuntarily.
News 2021-12-14T22:33:43Z

3 YouTubers were reportedly arrested in Turkey after posting interviews with people criticizing the country's financial crisis

The YouTubers interviewed people on the street about the impact of the country's financial crisis, as the Turkish lira continues to fall.
News 2021-12-14T19:38:53Z

A Facebook group for Quad State Tornado victims is helping people find photos, pets, quilts, and other items lost in the deadly event

Users are also using the platform to invite victims of the storm to stay with them for the holidays and share GoFundMe pages.
Style 2021-12-14T17:32:09Z

A complete timeline of bridal designer Hayley Paige's year-long legal battle with JLM Couture

Hayley Paige Gutman's issues with JLM reached a boiling point when the company sued the designer over her use of her brands' social-media accounts.
Travel 2021-12-14T17:17:50Z

Inspired by 'The Holiday,' TikTokers are posting tours of their dreamy homes and asking people to swap houses with them

Grace Gagnon told Insider about how she started the trend after posting a video as a joke to see if anyone would swap homes à la "The Holiday."
News 2021-12-14T15:59:52Z

Leftist streamer Hasan Piker says Twitch banned him for using the word 'cracker'

The streamer said in a tweet that he was banned for using the word "cracker," which is considered a slur by some white Southerners.
News 2021-12-13T22:24:26Z

Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted a claim about missing kids that parrots a QAnon conspiracy theory and misrepresents FBI data

Nearly 95% of those were classified as runaways by the FBI, but the tweet follows how QAnon popularized the idea that children are abducted en masse.
News 2021-12-13T21:05:52Z

A 25-year-old electronic musician with millions of streams on Spotify was found dead in his Nashville hotel room, police say

The artist known as CharlestheFirst was found dead in a Nashville hotel room on Friday, police said.
News 2021-12-13T19:21:13Z

Zach King, the 5th-most-popular TikTok star, is being sued by an ex-producer accusing him of sexual harassment and gender discrimination

The complaint alleges that King left underwear in the former producer's office and paid her less than male colleagues doing similar work.
Lifestyle 2021-12-13T17:52:32Z

A couple held a live online wedding ceremony in the metaverse where their avatars married at a virtual chapel in the sky

Traci and Dave Gagnon met in the metaverse in 2015 while working and decided to pay homage to how they met by hosting a virtual wedding.
Culture 2021-12-13T17:26:48Z

A timeline of Trisha Paytas and Moses Hacmon's relationship, from a YouTube dating show to walking down the aisle

They met in 2020 after Paytas appeared on the H3H3 podcast, which is hosted by Hacmon's sister Hila Klein and her husband Ethan Klein.
Culture 2021-12-13T17:09:34Z

Controversial YouTuber Trisha Paytas married Moses Hacmon in a black gown, walking down the aisle to My Chemical Romance, according to their social media posts

Trisha Paytas married Moses Hacmon, the brother of Hila Klein, on December 11, according to two YouTube videos posted the following day.
Culture 2021-12-13T11:31:02Z

TikTokers are going viral with 'QuitTok' videos about quitting their jobs as The Great Resignation inspires social media trends

As "The Great Resignation" continues, more and more millennial and Gen-Z workers are quitting their job and discussing it on TikTok.
News 2021-12-10T21:05:06Z

Hundreds of Oregon high schoolers protested after students shared a video with racial slurs

Hundreds of students at an Oregon high school protested after two students made a slur-filled video, NBC News reported.
Entertainment 2021-12-10T19:41:33Z

The best memes and jokes about the 'And Just Like That' premiere, including the big twist 'Sex and the City' fans can't stopping talking about

The series premiere of "Sex and the City" revival "And Just Like That" ended with a major plot twist that left many fans shocked and heartbroken.
News 2021-12-10T17:57:42Z

TikTok star Ali Abulaban accused of double murder says he spied on wife, walked in on her cheating in jailhouse interview

Abulaban, who has pleaded not guilty, reportedly told Fox 5 of the encounter: "What do you expect a man to feel?"
News 2021-12-10T16:04:33Z

Twitch streamer and YouTuber Kika with 700,000 subscribers dies at 21

The death of Counter-Strike streamer Kristina "Kika" Dukic was announced in a now-expired Instagram Story on her account.
News 2021-12-09T17:17:57Z

A YouTuber found a car submerged in a Tennessee river while scuba diving — and may have solved a 21-year-old cold case

YouTuber Jeremy Beau Sides may have helped solve the case of 18-year-old Erin Foster and 17-year-old Jeremy Bechtel, who disappeared on April 3, 2000.
Culture 2021-12-09T15:54:50Z

TikToks about the controversial Duggar family are getting millions of views in an emerging subculture knows as 'DuggarTok'

The "DuggarTok" community documents the "19 Kids and Counting" family's controversies and Josh Duggar's child pornography trial.
Entertainment 2021-12-09T12:07:00Z

The 'Supergirl' series finale devastated 'Supercorp' fans who were hoping that a romance between Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor would finally be made explicit

"It was just gay," said one fan of a pivotal moment in the relationship between Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor, which never became explicitly romantic.
Lifestyle 2021-12-08T20:08:46Z

A viral TikTok showed the 'disgusting' results of a dirty hairbrush, which can be a 'breeding ground' for bacteria and buildup, according to experts

The trichologist Bridgette Hill and veteran stylist Michele Pritchard talked to Insider about how dirty brushes affect the scalp and hair follicles.
Culture 2021-12-08T18:53:43Z

TikTok's 2021 top creators were a cat who makes cooking videos and Khaby Lame, who's set to overtake Charli D'Amelio as the most followed TikToker in the world

TikTok named its top "breakthrough" creators for 2021, which it defined as those who "grew massive fandoms with their captivating content."
News 2021-12-08T17:22:13Z

Nearly 100 fake Twitter accounts swarmed to spread China's messaging about tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a former vice premier of sexual assault

A new investigation revealed 97 Twitter accounts promoted Chinese state media narratives about the wellbeing of Peng Shuai.
Culture 2021-12-08T15:42:07Z

TikTok videos about IUDs have millions of views, but experts say they may be normalizing dangerous misconceptions

People sharing their experiences of IUDs is a reminder that healthcare should be easily accessible for everyone.
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