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On forums like r/MomForAMinute, people pretend to be the family members who may be missing from others’ lives

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The TERF group is not alone in seeking, and finding, a new home after being deplatformed by aggressive moderation

Image: SOPA Images/Getty Images mimics Reddit’s look and feel, minus the threat of so-called censorship

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The platform is also banning communities and users that ‘promote hate’ for the first time

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It’s easy for a love of skin care to turn into an obsession

Illustrations: Janet Mac

The freewheeling online forum is testing a new livestreaming network that feels like public access TV — but better

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The rise of a community dedicated to combatting the endless scroll

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Plus, two solutions that could make it great

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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