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The US’s top doctor is calling on Kylie Jenner and other influencers to help young people understand the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic

The US Surgeon General Jerome Adams called into “Good Morning America” Thursday morning to talk about the coronavirus pandemic. Adams called on social-media influencers – including Kylie Jenner and NBA player Kevin Durant – to help out in getting millennials and young people to understand the seriousness of the disease. […]
The US’s top doctor is calling on Kylie Jenner and other influencers to help young people understand the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic
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These violinists went viral for their ‘Titanic’ performance in an empty toilet paper aisle. It was inspired by the struggle that artists are facing during coronavirus quarantine.

A viral video of two violinists re-enacting the iconic “Titanic” scene in an empty toilet paper aisle was inspired by the real-life “sinking ship” that is the music industry during the coronavirus quarantine. The LA-based violinists, Emer Kinsella and Bonnie von Duyke, told Insider that the situation for musicians is […]
These violinists went viral for their ‘Titanic’ performance in an empty toilet paper aisle. It was inspired by the struggle that artists are facing during coronavirus quarantine.
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Fans are calling Tana Mongeau ‘rude’ and ‘entitled’ for downplaying her medical diagnosis, but it actually puts her at higher risk from the coronavirus

Some of Tana Mongeau’s fans are mad at her for downplaying her asthma diagnosis in the latest episode of her “MTV No Filter” show. Mongeau said she basically had a “clean bill of health” when the doctor diagnosed her, leading some to call her “entitled,” “spoiled,” and “rude.” Asthma is […]
Fans are calling Tana Mongeau ‘rude’ and ‘entitled’ for downplaying her medical diagnosis, but it actually puts her at higher risk from the coronavirus
Lifestyle

The 101 best movies to watch on Netflix right now

Here are the best movies on Netflix (listed alphabetically). Watch “The Social Network,” “Inception,” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” right now. Note: Numerous titles leave Netflix monthly, so the availability of films below may change. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. 1. “The 40 Year Old Version” (2020) Radha Blank […]
The 101 best movies to watch on Netflix right now
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An old flash computer game is getting a 2nd life because of its eerie similarities to the coronavirus outbreak, and its website’s CEO says it has too much of an ‘educational value’ to shut it down

An old online game called Pandemic 2 has seen a massive spike in plays in 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. The strategy game allows users to create their own diseases, from symptoms to transmission techniques, with the goal to infect and wipe out the entire world’s population. The CEO of […]
An old flash computer game is getting a 2nd life because of its eerie similarities to the coronavirus outbreak, and its website’s CEO says it has too much of an ‘educational value’ to shut it down
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David Dobrik says after he exploded a jaw-dropping blue foam volcano in his backyard, a neighbour claimed she was burned by the substance

During his “Hot Ones” interview, YouTube star David Dobrik shared a never-before-heard story about his viral blue foam volcano experiment from December 2019 that exploded in his backyard. Apparently, Dobrik’s neighbour complained that some of the flying foam hit and “burned” his wife in their hot tub below Dobrik’s deck, […]
David Dobrik says after he exploded a jaw-dropping blue foam volcano in his backyard, a neighbour claimed she was burned by the substance
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Reddit ran wild with Boston bombing conspiracy theories in 2013 and is now an epicentre for coronavirus misinformation. The site is doing almost nothing to change that.

Reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world, so it’s unsurprising that a subreddit about the coronavirus has more than 600,000 members. However, the popular subreddit and other coronavirus-related content have seemingly been left unchecked and unfiltered by Reddit. Reddit’s website doesn’t display or prioritise any verified […]
Reddit ran wild with Boston bombing conspiracy theories in 2013 and is now an epicentre for coronavirus misinformation. The site is doing almost nothing to change that.
Markets

Reddit and Twitter users are lashing out at Robinhood’s back-to-back service outages. Here’s what they’re saying.

Robinhood experienced its second straight daily outage during Tuesday’s hectic trading session, prompting fresh backlash from clients online. Markets slipped as the day progressed as investors mulled the Federal Reserve’s first emergency rate cut since the 2008 financial crisis. The discount brokerage experienced a “system-wide outage” during most of Monday’s […]
Reddit and Twitter users are lashing out at Robinhood’s back-to-back service outages. Here’s what they’re saying.
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A YouTuber tried to trick his friends with a Billie Eilish lookalike just a month after the singer said it was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘not safe’ for people to imitate her

YouTuber Brent Rivera surprised his friends with a Billie Eilish lookalike just a month after Eilish herself warned against people imitating her. Rivera, who has over 11.5 million subscribers, had 20-year-old Nadine Yani dress in a typical Eilish outfit – a lime green sweatsuit and beanie hat. Then he got […]
A YouTuber tried to trick his friends with a Billie Eilish lookalike just a month after the singer said it was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘not safe’ for people to imitate her
Lifestyle

A beauty influencer says she ‘beat the crap out of’ her child after she broke a Jeffree Star eye-shadow palette, sparking calls for intervention online

In a recent YouTube vlog, beauty micro-influencer Michelle Grace claimed to have physically punished her 2-year-old daughter for breaking a discontinued Jeffree Star Cosmetics eye-shadow palette. The video, which has since been deleted from Grace’s channel, was quickly met with intense shock, concern, and backlash online. Grace later defended her […]
A beauty influencer says she ‘beat the crap out of’ her child after she broke a Jeffree Star eye-shadow palette, sparking calls for intervention online
Tech

Some travel influencers are afraid their globetrotting careers are in peril, as the coronavirus outbreak cancels plans and isolates them abroad

With more than 80,000 cases of coronavirus reported globally, daily lives and habits have been affected for millions, particularly those who rely on international travel for work. Several travel influencers and bloggers told Business Insider that coronavirus has been a much-discussed topic in their industry, with creators raising concerns over […]
Some travel influencers are afraid their globetrotting careers are in peril, as the coronavirus outbreak cancels plans and isolates them abroad
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The worst communal violence in decades over a controversial Indian citizenship law has lead to the deaths of 22 people in New Delhi, casting a shadow over Trump’s first official visit

New Delhi has been wracked by the worst communal violence in decades, leaving 22 people and nearly 200 hospitalized as of Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new Indian Citizenship law has been the flashpoint for these protests. Angry mobs took to the streets on Sunday, armed with pickaxes, iron rods, […]
The worst communal violence in decades over a controversial Indian citizenship law has lead to the deaths of 22 people in New Delhi, casting a shadow over Trump’s first official visit
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A conservative group with a history of climate change denial has hired a German YouTuber to challenge Greta Thunberg’s ‘climate crisis’

The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank with ties to the Trump administration, has a history of promoting climate denialism. Most recently, the organisation has enlisted the help of a 19-year-old German YouTuber named Naomi Seibt and framed her as a challenger to climate activist Greta Thunberg. Although Seibt detested […]
A conservative group with a history of climate change denial has hired a German YouTuber to challenge Greta Thunberg’s ‘climate crisis’
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The Australian boy who went viral after being bullied for dwarfism disappeared from Instagram amid conspiracy theories, but fake accounts claiming to be him are everywhere

A video showing a young boy with dwarfism crying about school bullies went viral on social media, prompting a GoFundMe campaign started by a comedian that has raised nearly $US500,000. Conspiracies spread about the video, as people baselessly speculated that the boy, Quaden Bayles, was not actually 9 as he […]
The Australian boy who went viral after being bullied for dwarfism disappeared from Instagram amid conspiracy theories, but fake accounts claiming to be him are everywhere
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2 of TikTok’s biggest stars are being accused of copying another creator’s dance moves, and it’s actually a big problem on the app

Two of TikTok’s biggest stars, Addison Easterling and Jack Wright, were recently accused of copying the dance moves of another popular creator, Hunter Lasater. Wright later credited Lasater for inspiring the dance, and Lasater told Insider the situation had been “blown way out of proportion.” However, dance-stealing between creators has […]
2 of TikTok’s biggest stars are being accused of copying another creator’s dance moves, and it’s actually a big problem on the app
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Harry Styles was robbed at knife point on Valentine’s Day in London

Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint last Friday, Valentine’s Day, in London, E! News reported on Tuesday. Police told E! News they were investigating an armed robbery in the Hampstead area of London where the incident occurred. The “Adore You” singer “played it cool” and provided cash when the assailant […]
Harry Styles was robbed at knife point on Valentine’s Day in London
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‘Love Island’ host Laura Whitmore slammed online trolls and paparazzi ‘looking for a cheap sell’ in an emotional tribute to her friend Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack’s “Love Island” hosting successor, Laura Whitmore, opened her BBC Radio 5 Live show with a tribute to her friend, urging internet trolls and paparazzi to stop abusive behaviour. “Your words affect people,” Whitmore said in her emotional opening. “To paparazzi and tabloids looking for a cheap sell, to […]
‘Love Island’ host Laura Whitmore slammed online trolls and paparazzi ‘looking for a cheap sell’ in an emotional tribute to her friend Caroline Flack
Tech

Facebook is spending $130 million to create a ‘Supreme Court’ that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg — here’s everything we know about it

In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board that could overrule Facebook’s content moderation guidelines, and even Zuckerberg himself. The board is independent from Facebook, but Facebook is funding the board’s operations to the tune of $US130 million. If users believe […]
Facebook is spending $130 million to create a ‘Supreme Court’ that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg — here’s everything we know about it
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James Blake defends girlfriend Jameela Jamil after viral social media posts accuse the actress of faking health illnesses

Grammy-award winner James Blake defended his girlfriend, actress Jameela Jamil, amid her latest social media controversy. An Instagram user speculated that Jamil has invented various health issues, citing inconsistencies in various media reports over a period of years. Jamil denied the allegations and said she lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which […]
James Blake defends girlfriend Jameela Jamil after viral social media posts accuse the actress of faking health illnesses
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Someone on the internet started a wild conspiracy theory that Jameela Jamil has Munchausen syndrome — here’s what the disorder really is

There’s a conspiracy theory going around the internet right now that Jameela Jamil has Munchausen syndrome. It stems from one Instagram user who posted a long story of old interview clips and quotes that detail Jamil’s past accidents, allergies, and chronic illnesses. Jamil has dismissed the claims as “gaslighting” and […]
Someone on the internet started a wild conspiracy theory that Jameela Jamil has Munchausen syndrome — here’s what the disorder really is
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A music video about the coronavirus is going viral

Dominican Dembow singer Yofrangel 911 dropped a coronavirus-themed music video called “Corona Virus” on YouTube last night and some Twitter users are freaking out. Accompanied by a chorus of fake sneezes, the singer rides in the back of an ambulance throughout the course of the video while singing in Spanish […]
A music video about the coronavirus is going viral
Lifestyle

First Off: The strange and unexpected consequences of my first big win

First Off is Insider’s essay series about life’s firsts – the big ones, the small ones, and everything in between. In our inaugural essay, John Paul Brammer writes about the first time he won something: a writing contest during his sophomore year of high school. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
First Off: The strange and unexpected consequences of my first big win