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Supergirl Star Reveals Horrific Relationship

Melissa Benoist talks about her experience with domestic violence

(Newser) - The star of Supergirl posted a video Wednesday about her experiences with domestic violence—and it's not easy to watch. "I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would say let alone be broadcasting... More »

Instagram to Start Hiding 'Likes' Counter

Change has been tested in other countries for months

(Newser) - Instagram plans to test a change that could take remove some of the pressure in social media. Starting next week, the "likes" counter will be visible only to the user. Followers won't be able to see it, Variety reports, and it won't be in public feeds. The... More »

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,... More »

Miley Cyrus' Comments on Homosexuality Don't Go Over Well

She tells women they 'don't have to be gay' because 'there are good men out there'

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus has a new boyfriend , and while doing a livestream with him on her Instagram feed Sunday, she had this to say to her female fans, per E! : "Guys, I was being a little too, like ... hardcore feminist vibes and, just like, I don't know, not allowing... More »

Jennifer Aniston's Instagram Debut Set a New Record

Her profile was so popular it crashed the app

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Tuesday—and her debut will be hard to top. So many people viewed her newly created profile that it caused the app to crash, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records says she set a new record by getting 1 million followers in just... More »

Company Shames Applicant for Swimsuit Pic, Gets Massive Backlash

Well, that didn't go the way company apparently thought it would

(Newser) - After Emily Clow applied for a marketing position at an Austin-based business, the company asked for additional application materials. But rather than getting hired, the 24-year-old ended up getting shamed. Clow had shared her social media accounts with Kickass Masterminds, a firm that promises to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses,... More »

Why the Internet Is Obsessed With Her

Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway is a hot topic these days

(Newser) - Maybe you've heard, but Twitter is abuzz over Caroline Calloway. The Instagram influencer received a ton of attention this week when her former co-writer wrote an article about their working relationship, artnet reports. In the Cut , Natalie Beach describes the 27-year-old as a beguiling storyteller who could burst into... More »

Eilish Freaks Over Shirtless Cover Image

The singer slams 'Nylon Germany' on Instagram

(Newser) - Billie Eilish ripped Nylon Germany a new one this week over the magazine's digitized cover image of her, People reports. Posted on (and deleted from) the publication's Instagram account, the image portrays Eilish as a bald, metallic, shirtless, sci-fi babe who's giving readers the dead eye. After... More »

DiCaprio's Gal Opens Up to Online Haters

Camila Morrone takes issue with comments on Instagram

(Newser) - Maybe it was the comparison? Camila Morrone—known to many as Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend—got a faceful of negativity for posting an Instagram photo comparing their romance to that of two Hollywood icons, E! Online reports. "A love like this," wrote 22-year-old Morrone with a photo of... More »

Even the Pros Worry About Tom Brady's Cliff Jump With Kid

Some pretty big names are among the commenters chiding NFL quarterback

(Newser) - Tom Brady is facing the wrath, or at least the side-eye, of the internet after posting an Instagram video of himself and his 6-year-old daughter cliff jumping in Costa Rica. "If Vivi is going to be an Olympic champion one day, it probably won’t be in synchronized diving.... More »

Man Kills Instagram Teen, Shares Gruesome Photos

He took selfies after stabbing himself

(Newser) - Social media stories don't get much more disturbing than this: Police say a 17-year-old Instagram personality in upstate New York was murdered by a man she met through the service, who then shared grisly photos of her body online. Police say they were trying to track down 21-year-old Brandon... More »

You Probably Can't See Photos on Facebook Right Now

Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp are also having problems

(Newser) - Social media platforms apparently decided to take off for the holiday weekend a day early: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Twitter all had problems Wednesday, according to CNN . Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were experiencing problems with images being uploaded and displayed, while Twitter was having problems with direct message delivery and... More »

We All Want to Photograph This. It's Costing a City $278K

People need somewhere to pee in Perth

(Newser) - "Instagram-worthy, that is all." Such is one traveler's review of the Crawley Edge Boatshed on TripAdvisor. The Perth, Australia, attraction—if it can be called that—is a house colored an Instagram-perfect shade of blue sitting on the Swan River. CNN reports it's the "most... More »

Results of an Instagram Poll May Have Spurred Tragedy

Malaysian girl apparently killed herself after asking online if she should live or die

(Newser) - A gruesome online poll, with a tragic aftermath. It happened in Malaysia, where a 16-year-old girl decided to survey the masses on whether she should live or die. The Guardian reports that, per police, the teen put up her poll on Instagram, with the comment: "Really Important, Help Me... More »

Alex Jones, Yiannopoulos Respond to Facebook Ban

Right-wing figures and Louis Farrakhan, known for anti-Semitic comments, permanently banned

(Newser) - After years of pressure to crack down on extremist content, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence, the AP reports. The company also banned right-wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer, along with... More »

In Sea Change, Zuckerberg Now Says 'the Future Is Private'

He announces major Facebook overhaul

(Newser) - "I know that we don't exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly," Mark Zuckerberg quipped at the annual F8 Facebook developer's conference—but he promised that the company will turn it around. In his keynote address, the CEO announced a... More »

The CIA Posts an Image That's Loaded With Clues

Looks like intelligence agents can have fun, too

(Newser) - The CIA kicked off its Instagram account Thursday with an image of a desk and a simple clue: "I spy with my little eye..." The challenge, it seems, is to interpret the meaning of objects in the photo—like a wig, a clock set for 8:46, and... More »

Miley Cyrus Scolded Over Joshua Tree Stunt

Singer finds the 'drama' she hoped to avoid by climbing one of the the iconic trees

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus thought she could avoid "all the petty drama" from up in a tree. She couldn't have been more wrong. The pop star caused a ruckus this week in sharing two photos of herself sitting on the branch of a Joshua tree. "Looking down at all... More »

New Facebook Rule: No White Nationalism Allowed

Enforcement starts next week

(Newser) - Facebook is cracking down: On both Facebook and Instagram, "praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism" are banned starting next week, the company announced Wednesday . The move comes two weeks after the gunman in New Zealand's mosque shootings streamed the massacre on Facebook. As Variety explains,... More »

Luke Perry's Daughter: Stop 'Shaming Me' for How I'm Grieving

Sophie, 18: 'I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life'

(Newser) - It's been just over a week since Luke Perry died after a massive stroke, and even though his 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, put out a heartfelt message asking fans to bear with her as she navigated her dad's tragic death, some have been less than understanding, per People . In... More »

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