Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight during their exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium on June 06, 2021

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For some elusive reason — perhaps because we live in a simulation, the world has already ended, or we are all dreaming this terrible timeline in one collective hallucination — Logan Paul is famous. To add insult to injury, so is his brother, Jake Paul.

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TikTok at Your Own Risk: The Case of SailorJ and Stolen Art on TikTok

“Now you can tell the truth and stop playing a part in my being exploited by a whole ass APP worldwide without my permission,” Jahkara Smith wrote.

"If the men find out we can shapeshift, they're going to tell the church."

That's one of Jahkara Smith's most memorable lines from her most well-known YouTube video titled "Contouring 101," which accrued over 4.4 million views before Smith deleted her account in 2020.

"I don't know if you put your contouring on before the rest of your makeup or after the rest of your makeup, but it doesn't matter; because men are stupid," she quips in the video in a mid-Atlantic accent.

Her explosive online popularity defied expectations, The Mary Sue noted, "because three of the worst things you can be online are: a woman, brown, and loud."

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Did an SNL Sketch Predict David Dobrik's Latest Scandal?

The recent SNL sketch "Viral Apology Video" starring Kyle Mooney and Daniel Kaluuya pretty much sums up the drama between David Dobrik and Jeff Wittek

From his apology video? Or an SNL skit?

A few weeks ago, SNL did a sketch called "Viral Apology Video" starring Kyle Mooney and Daniel Kaluuya. The skit is a montage of fake YouTube vlog clips referencing the now all too recognizable sequence that all social media drama follows.

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"Climate Town" Is a YouTube Channel Out to Save the World

Can one small YouTube channel heal the world? Probably not, but at least Climate Town is trying.

Rollie Williams is a lot of things: "dracula apologist," "guy who couldn't find a men's jumpsuit that fit him," "surprisingly big on billiards YouTube," and "happy just to be nominated."

But what he is, most of all, is a graduate student at Columbia University, studying Climate Science. And he's recently started putting his studies to good use, sharing his knowledge of the causes, consequences, and solutions to environmental degradation in an entertaining and informative series of videos on his YouTube channel, Climate Town.

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James Charles Can’t Erase His Predatory Behavior by “Holding Himself Accountable”

James Charles is no stranger to scandal, and he is finally addressing those grooming allegations by "holding [him]self accountable"

What is this, sir?

Question: When one of the most famous YouTube creators has become synonymous with grooming and sexual predation … then why is he still one of the platform's most successful creators?

When James Charles first hit YouTube, back when it was still a wealth of opportunity and creativity rather than a mob of identical content creators, he found success in the makeup community that eventually made him the first male CoverGirl ambassador in 2016 when he was just seventeen.

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Shifting

Ever want to enter a completely different reality?

According to a new Internet phenomenon (that actually has roots in spirituality and quantum physics), you can — quite literally, and tonight, if you set your mind to it.

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