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Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children

Machelle Hackney runs a YouTube channel with 800,000 subscribers called “Fantastic Adventures” where her seven adopted children have adventures and play games. She was arrested Friday for allegedly locking them in a closet for days without food, water, or bathroom access, and physically abusing them. Her two biological adult sons […]
Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children
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People are mocking J.K. Rowling for saying Dumbledore had an ‘incredibly intense,’ sexual relationship with Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling is being mocked for saying that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an “incredibly intense” sexual relationship. She revealed the sexual dimension to their relationship in a DVD feature for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” People are mocking Rowling’s habit of dropping new details about the “Harry […]
People are mocking J.K. Rowling for saying Dumbledore had an ‘incredibly intense,’ sexual relationship with Grindelwald
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Reddit shut down a 400,000-person community devoted to videos of people dying after users posted footage of the New Zealand mosque massacre

Reddit banned the r/watchpeopledie, r/gore, and r/WPDTalk subreddits after the mass shooting that killed at least 49 people in New Zealand. The r/watchpeopledie subreddit had more than 400,000 users and featured videos and photos of executions and accidental deaths. A Reddit spokesperson told INSIDER that “posting content that incites or […]
Reddit shut down a 400,000-person community devoted to videos of people dying after users posted footage of the New Zealand mosque massacre
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People keep sharing an old Felicity Huffman tweet about school ‘hacks’ after she was charged in the college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman is among the nearly 50 people charged in the college admissions cheating scandal uncovered by the Department of Justice. In 2016, she tweeted a request for “hacks” for “back-to-school season.” The tweet is getting a lot of attention because of the charges. “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman was […]
People keep sharing an old Felicity Huffman tweet about school ‘hacks’ after she was charged in the college admissions scandal
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Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming himself at the dentist and people have had enough

Potential Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke livestreamed himself at the dentist. He’s known for connecting to voters by streaming mundane moments of his life. This time, though, he may have gone too far. In his latest move to communicate and connect with the American people, Democratic darling Beto O’Rourke livestreamed […]
Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming himself at the dentist and people have had enough
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Lil Tay’s Instagram account is being used to wage a harassment campaign against her father while a battle over her future continues

Controversial 11-year-old Instagram celebrity Lil Tay, whose real name is Claire Hope, racked up 2.5 million followers before she disappeared from the internet last June. Her parents, who are estranged, are battling behind the scenes to control her future. Claire’s father, Christopher Hope, has been the subject of relentless online […]
Lil Tay’s Instagram account is being used to wage a harassment campaign against her father while a battle over her future continues
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16 celebrities who went viral and dominated the internet this year

The year was filled with stories of celebrities who went viral. Some were for artistic achievements, like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” music video and Donald Glover’s “This is America.” Others were for less flattering reasons, like Grimes’s relationship with Elon Musk and Allison Mack allegedly trying to get other […]
16 celebrities who went viral and dominated the internet this year
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Instagram is cracking down on its pro-anorexia community

Instagram has a community that encourages eating disorders. They use hashtags like #proana (short for pro-anorexia) and #anaismyfriend. In response to the proliferation of pro-anorexia content on the platform, company is cracking down, showing more content warnings for certain hashtags, and refusing to show search results for some altogether. Instagram […]
Instagram is cracking down on its pro-anorexia community
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29 moments that went viral and dominated the internet this year

The internet was filled with viral stories and funny memes this year. Among the biggest stories were YouTube influencers like Jake Paul and Lil Tay, and the Egyptian sarcophagus that wasn’t cursed after all. In some ways, every story is an internet story. But going viral also has its own […]
29 moments that went viral and dominated the internet this year
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‘I had no part in any of this’: The woman who raised $400,000 for an alleged homeless veteran GoFundMe scam released a secret recording she says proves her innocence

Kate McClure – the woman who raised $US400,000 for a homeless veteran on GoFundMe in what prosecutors say was a scam – blames her ex-boyfriend and the veteran on the whole situation. She released a recording she claims proves she’s innocent. In the recording, she appears to blame her ex-boyfriend, […]
‘I had no part in any of this’: The woman who raised $400,000 for an alleged homeless veteran GoFundMe scam released a secret recording she says proves her innocence
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‘I had to make something up to make people feel bad’: The woman who raised $400,000 on GoFundMe for a homeless veteran hinted in text messages that it was all a scam

The viral story of a woman who raised $US400,000 on GoFundMe for a homeless veteran who gave her his last $US20 was all a scam, prosecutors say. Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure, and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico were all arrested in connection with the alleged plot. Burlington County prosecutors say she […]
‘I had to make something up to make people feel bad’: The woman who raised $400,000 on GoFundMe for a homeless veteran hinted in text messages that it was all a scam
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21-year-old conservative activist Jacob Wohl allegedly tried to smear Pete Buttigieg with false sexual assault claims — here’s everything you need to know about him

Jacob Wohl is a 21-year-old conservative conspiracy theorist famous for his pro-Trump Twitter personality. He was just banned from Twitter for making fake accounts on the site, a Twitter spokesperson told INSIDER. Wohl gained notoriety for running a hedge fund using money raised from people in his high school. That […]
21-year-old conservative activist Jacob Wohl allegedly tried to smear Pete Buttigieg with false sexual assault claims — here’s everything you need to know about him
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A dubious report says memes are to blame for making teens fat

Loughborough University researchers told a British parliamentary committee that memes may be to blame for teen obesity, saying that many mock fitness and healthy eating. The study also claimed that memes normalize ridiculing people who don’t appear to be healthy. The conclusions are tenuous, and the researchers say that a […]
A dubious report says memes are to blame for making teens fat
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The 21 best optical illusions that went viral and stumped the internet

The internet is filled with optical illusions, both intentional and accidental. The most famous one is The Dress, a photo that made a dress seem possibly black and blue or possibly white and gold, depending on who saw it and under what conditions. It ignited a firestorm of controversy around […]
The 21 best optical illusions that went viral and stumped the internet