Subway Book Review

Five years ago, Uli Beutter Cohen started @SubwayBookReview, an Instagram account featuring photos of straphangers with their current reads. It now counts some 114,000 followers.

Fighting hate and violence online

Representatives from Facebook and Google testified before the House Judiciary Committee to detail what they are doing to combat hate on their platforms. Facebook public policy director Neil Potts said its artificial intelligence technology helped the company take down millions of copies of the New Zealand mosque shooting after it was livestreamed last month.

Australia's new social media law

Australia hopes its new laws that threaten prison and major fines for social media executives who fail to quickly remove violent livestreaming from their platforms will become a model for other countries.

Paris Hilton

Mogul Paris Hilton talks about travelling about 300 days a year as she runs her social media, perfume, skin care and DJing empires.

Quitting Facebook

Walt Mossberg, the elder statesman of tech columnists, sent shock waves Monday when he announced he is quitting Facebook.

VIDEO: Manhattan violence

The NYPD released security camera video in connection with an apparent fight and beating that took place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Oct. 12, 2018. Police hope to identify the people seen in the video.

Teenager fights rare cancer

Queens teenager Brooke Pearson posted a video on her YouTube channel four months ago telling followers she would be taking a break for health reasons. She believed that the numbness in her hands and legs was from anxiety.

Transforming into celebrities through makeup

Take a closer look at certain photos of Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, and Johnny Depp. You probably wouldn't be able to tell that they aren't the real celebrities. Instead, this is the face of one man who can make himself look like anyone. Elliot Rentz, who goes by the name of Alexis Stone, says he is not just a makeup artist—he is a visual artist. The 24-year-old lives in the U.K. For the last year and a half, he has been transforming himself into realistic celebrity replicas.

Social media and body image

Obsessions with social media—what could go wrong? JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association has printed a piece calling out Snapchat and a condition coined "Snapchat dysmorphia."

The richest celebrities

Forbes is out with its Celebrity 100 List, which ranks stars' pre-tax earnings from June 2017 to June of 2018. There has been a better time to be famous than now, according to Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Forbes senior media and entertainment editor. An unprecedented 11 celebrities earned at least $100 million over the past year. The entry-level salary on this list is $35 million. The entire group pulls in a combined $6.3 billion.

Angry attacks on Twitter

Rosanne Barr is just the latest person to end up in big trouble on Twitter. So what is it about Twitter that gives some people the feeling of freedom to be able to say whatever they want?

'Prom' at Citi Field

In January, a Staten Island teen's tweet went viral. And on Friday, her dream came true. Dressed in her blue and orange prom dress Callie Quinn got to take her pre-prom photos at Citi Field with a few players.

Congress and Facebook

After spending five hours in front of the Senate on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent Wednesday testifying before the House, where the 33-year-old billionaire found a much more hostile audience. Zuckerberg faced questions about the future of his company. Lawmakers launched a range of criticism, including the apparent lack of diversity in the company's managerial ranks.

Facebook data scandal

Facebook's privacy scandal is much worse than previously thought—by millions of more users. Data on as many as 87 million people, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining company linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a post by Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer.

Studying the spread of fake news

The term "fake news" has taken over our politics. Those in power use that term to describe news stories they deem inaccurate or inconvenient. But it also refers to entirely fabricated stories posted on the internet for political or profitable purposes. MIT Professor Sinan Aral conducted the largest study of fake news online and how it spreads. His paper became this month's cover story in the journal Science.