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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From everyone in the Spider-Verse to the various Peter Parkers, here we rank every Spider-Man on film.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
The lifestyle guru shared the Christmas nativity set in a TikTok video that has over 330,000 views at the time of publication.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Christmas lunch served by a school in West Sussex, UK, was described as "disgusting" and like something "left over" from an "anatomy class."
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.
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.
An Australian influencer known as the "Home Hacks Queen" shared three places people often forget to clean inside their homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
The streamer said in a tweet that he was banned for using the word "cracker," which is considered a slur by some white Southerners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of students at an Oregon high school protested after two students made a slur-filled video, NBC News reported.
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.
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?"
The death of Counter-Strike streamer Kristina "Kika" Dukic was announced in a now-expired Instagram Story on her account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.