The White Nationalists Who Claimed Ties to the Florida School Shooter Used Memes and Rap to Spread Hate Online [Updated]

Speculation as to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz’s motivations began late yesterday as Instagram accounts and YouTube comments believed to be associated with him surfaced. Today the leader of a white nationalist fringe group claimed that Cruz was a member, and that his group had given Cruz…

How Facebook Groups Turned the Killing of a Small-Town Mom Into a Lurid Whodunit

Kathleen Dawn West, a 42-year-old mom who lived in Calera, Alabama, was found dead in the street near her home last week. Police, who have classified her death as a homicide, are offering no further details at this time. But that hasn’t stopped swarms of amateur sleuths on Facebook from searching through her digital…

After Looking at Deep Dream Genitalia, Internet Outage Doesn't Seem So Bad [NSFW] 

This glorious menagerie of dick-esque space-oblongs does not contain any actual dicks. Instead, it’s the result of an image manipulation experiment. A month ago, Yahoo launched an open-sourced neural network, called “open_nsfw,” that rates images on a scale of 0 (SFW) to 1 (NSFW). So Gabriel Goh created a Google…