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Very Online: Twitter is a Salve for Black People. It’s Also Anti-Black.

What does Twitter’s commitment to Black people actually look like, and what is the impact when Twitter fails Black users?

Very Online: Why Are “Euphoria” Viewers So Desperate to Paint Jules as the Villain?

The desperate desire to paint Jules as a villain is thinily veiled transphobia. Read more »

Very Online: Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People

We’re in the time of the online anti-racism book club. Read more »

Very Online: The Literary World May Never Recover from #PublishingPaidMe

For Black writers, Twitter acts as a guiding force. Read more »

Very Online: Wine Memes Are Taking over during Quarantine, and They’re Targeting Women

It’s not cute and relatable for a brand to keep pushing women toward alcohol during a pandemic. Read more »

Very Online: Twitter Has United Freelance Writers and Fair-Pay Advocates

“People are reading more content, and there are more freelancers, but there are fewer editors and staffers, and less money.” Read more »

Very Online: “Karen” Isn’t a Slur—It’s a Critique of Entitled White Womanhood

A Karen’s racism is inextricable from her white womanhood. Read more »

Very Online: All the Ways the Internet Is Pushing Hustle Culture during the Quarantine

Apparently, doing nothing is not allowed—even during an international pandemic. Read more »

Very Online: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Tried to Make Capitalism “Cool”

Bloomberg set a dangerous precedent, creating yet another space where the wealthy can skirt social-media restrictions—and do so in a way that makes users who are Very Online cringe. Read more »

Very Online: Kaitlin Bennett Is the Latest Conservative White Woman to Build a Career on Outrage

Kaitlin Bennett has built a career via the digitization of white women’s tears. Read more »

Very Online: Making Facial Recognition Easier Might Make Stalking Easier Too

 This technology is powerful and incredibly invasive. Read more »

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