How Middle School Subverted Instagram’s Slider Emoji Tool

The company’s good intentions aren’t enough to stop abuse

Evan Selinger
OneZero

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Co-authored with Rory Selinger

MMiddle school is hell. That’s why the R-rated movie Eighth Grade, a dramedy whose main character is a social media-savvy teen, was celebrated as an opportunity for parents and kids to talk honestly about all kinds…

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Evan Selinger
OneZero

Prof. Philosophy at RIT. Latest book: “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere. http://eselinger.org/