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K-pop star Chaeyoung apologises for wearing swastika logo
Member of girl group Twice says she ‘didn’t correctly recognise the meaning’ of symbol on Sid Vicious T-shirt she wore

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Mar, 2023 @9:35 AM

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The improbable rise of landlord influencers: ‘I’m not taking advantage of anybody’
Buy-to-let property videos are increasingly popular on TikTok and other social media platforms. But is this a route to financial freedom or a get-rich-quick scheme doomed to fail?

Simon Usborne

21, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I’m not a doctor just FYI’: the influencers paid to hawk drugs on TikTok
Many ‘patient influencers’ offer medical advice without always revealing ties to pharmaceutical companies

Wilfred Chan

17, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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I don’t need more kitchen gadgets | Jay Rayner
I’ve found so many life-enhancing kitchen utensils on Instagram that I’ll have to share them with you. It’s the thoughtlessness that counts

Jay Rayner

16, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Should it be illegal to post embarrassing pictures of your kids? I wish I’d done less ‘sharenting’ | Emma Beddington
I’ve never smeared my sons in Nutella or scared them for the sake of ‘likes’. But there are things I wish I’d kept off social media, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

12, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Users, advertisers – we are all trapped in the enshittification of the internet | John Naughton
There is a new word for the degradation of the internet, but it’s been happening for years. Why do we tolerate it?

John Naughton

11, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The sudden dawn of the deinfluencer: can online superstars stop us shopping?
A backlash against overconsumption is spreading fast on social media. Is this the beginning of the end for our rampant, destructive consumer culture – or just influencing by another name?

Ellie Violet Bramley

22, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Child abuse image offences in UK have soared, NSPCC report shows
Charity says police recording has improved but online grooming has risen and tech firms are failing to act

Alex Hern UK technology editor

22, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Does paid-for Facebook and Instagram signal end of free-access orthodoxy?
Creators and influencers on Meta’s platforms are an obvious market for verified users’ monthly fees

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Feb, 2023 @5:08 PM

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Facebook and Instagram to get paid verification as Twitter charges for two-factor SMS authentication
Mark Zuckerberg follows Elon Musk’s lead in introducing fee for blue ticks, while Twitter to restrict 2FA via SMS to paid users

Josh Taylor

20, Feb, 2023 @2:21 AM

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Mish Wittrup: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
Is there anything better than seeing a Muppet dance? How about a dog that really loves ice?

Mish Wittrup

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The relatability shtick falls flat if you’re too famous | Rebecca Shaw
When celebrities reach a certain level of prominence they can’t keep posting online in the same way. People will disbelieve and then get annoyed

Rebecca Shaw

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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