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We’re not fooling anyone with Facetune and ‘pretty’ filters

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


As Snapchat “pretty” filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must’ve felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Instagram used to be populated by normal (if carefully curated) pictures of your friends and family on vacation, a hike, or at a party. Then…

How to not get sucked into the online skincare vortex

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


My relationship with my skin is bumpy at best. 

Like many adolescents who had the misfortune of going through puberty, my body became my nemesis as soon as I turned 14. As I grew out of my cherubic cheeks and into a mostly formed human, my T-zone became a foreign landscape pitted with scarred valleys from my impatient picking, covered with…

How to not get sucked into the online skincare vortex

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


My relationship with my skin is bumpy at best. 

Like many adolescents who had the misfortune of going through puberty, my body became my nemesis as soon as I turned 14. As I grew out of my cherubic cheeks and into a mostly formed human, my T-zone became a foreign landscape pitted with scarred valleys from my impatient picking, covered with…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The 10 biggest lies we tell each other on Instagram

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


Liar, liar, feed’s on fire!

It’s safe to say that in 2019 we’re all trying to be on our best Instagram game. That means bright colors, no-filter filters, and FaceTuned perfection. 

What we also know, as people of the internet, is that most of it isn’t real. The nonstop loop of highlight reels belonging to people we may not even know usually…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The 10 biggest lies we tell each other on Instagram

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


Liar, liar, feed’s on fire!

It’s safe to say that in 2019 we’re all trying to be on our best Instagram game. That means bright colors, no-filter filters, and FaceTuned perfection. 

What we also know, as people of the internet, is that most of it isn’t real. The nonstop loop of highlight reels belonging to people we may not even know usually…

It’s a mistake to think that our online and IRL lives are separate

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


The rules are different there, we repeatedly insist as we draw a line in the sand between what happens online and IRL. 

“In Real Life” is meant to suggest our digital lives are separate from our physical ones — that how we comport ourselves while wading through the internet muck has no impact on our tangible, meaty selves.

As all too many of…

It’s a mistake to think that our online and IRL lives are separate

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


The rules are different there, we repeatedly insist as we draw a line in the sand between what happens online and IRL. 

“In Real Life” is meant to suggest our digital lives are separate from our physical ones — that how we comport ourselves while wading through the internet muck has no impact on our tangible, meaty selves.

As all too many of…