Khloe Kardashian Reveals Dramatic New Look On Instagram That Leaves Some Fans Confused

By Emily Hutchinson

Khloe Kardashian unveiled a dramatic new look this week as she revealed a new hair transformation. The stunning Keeping up with the Kardashians star took to social media on May 22 to give her 111.6 million followers a look at her hair as she showed off darker, shorter locks — but it wasn’t only her new ‘do that had some fans confused.

As reported by Cosmopolitan, the comments section was full of messages from fans who didn’t even recognize the mom of 2-year-old True Thompson as she struck a few sultry poses for the camera.

The upload in question, which can still be seen via Khloe’s Instagram account, was actually made up of three photos that showed Khloe with her brunette locks textured and down, sitting just below her shoulders. Her skin seriously glowed as she flashed her impressive tan in a white bustier top that plunged low at the chest with underwired cups and a corset-style fastening down her tummy.

She accessorized with a necklace featuring a delicate butterfly pendant and a pair of stud diamond earrings. Khloe stunned with long lashes and a nude lip.

In the first snap, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s sister flashed a smile for the camera as she looked directly into the lens while she posed in front of a plain white background.

In the second photo, she tilted her head to the left and pouted her full lips.

In the third and final photo, Khloe — who’s been locked down with the father of her daughter, Tristan Thompson, amid the ongoing pandemic — tilted her head upwards slightly and had her lips apart.

In the caption, Khloe joked that her location was “under b***hes skiiiinnnnn.”

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The upload has attracted more than 4 million likes in only 14 hours as well as over 56,000 comments, many of which were from fans sharing their confusion over Khloe’s new look.

Plenty of fans questioned the snaps, as they claimed the new photos didn’t even look like the reality star.

“I don’t understand. Who is this?” one person asked in the comments section.

“You look beautiful but I didn’t recognize you. Please stop changing your appearance…” another Instagram user told Khloe.

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“Girl, who is this?” a third comment read.

Khloe’s confusing new snaps came shortly after the star opened up about her changing appearance earlier this month, notably her post-baby weight loss after she welcomed True into the world back in April 2018.

As The Inquisitr reported earlier this month, Khloe confirmed that she now weighs 150 pounds as she opened up about how she dropped 60 pounds after she become a mom. The reality star credited a healthy diet and exercise for helping her to lose the baby weight.

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Coronavirus has turned Gigi Hadid and Stanley Tucci into Instagram celebrity chefs

Katy Hall

Even a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine a world where watching celebrities cook at home was our new obsession. Yet, such are the times in which we find ourselves, writes Katy Hall.

Yet, such are the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, where actors, comedians, musicians and reality television stars are the new commanders-in-chief of the home kitchen thanks to Instagram.

Oscar-nominated actor Florence Pugh sharing her preferred pizza toppings not for you? That’s okay, Jennifer Lawrence is discussing roast chicken cavity stuffings with Amy Schumer. For those with more of a sweet tooth, James McAvoy is all about the biscuits, cookies and cakes. Oh, and in case you missed it, Stanley Tucci is now the world’s official authority on cocktails.

Without doubt, though, the runaway celebrity home cook of our confinement has been former Victoria’s Secret angel Gigi Hadid, and her pasta alla vodka recipe – which can impressively be made in ten minutes and only requires pantry staples.

Within hours of sharing the recipe via her Instagram Stories, ‘Gigi’s vodka pasta’ went viral and has since seen tens of millions of home cooks replicating the dish. It’s not too soon to assume that a cookbook from the 25-year-old is almost certainly now in the making.

In some ways, it feels counterintuitive to turn to the most glamorous people in the world for comfort food recommendations during our time of crisis, but there’s something to be said for taking tips from the average home cook – famous or not – as opposed to professionally trained chefs who often have decades of experience, technique and Michelin stars under their apron. Yes, they may be shacked up in mansions and have top-of-the-line equipment, but there’s still an approachability and togetherness to the experience.

For home cook Jessica Nguyen, who was made redundant as a result of coronavirus in March, the move to Instagram cooking paved the way for an unexpected career change.

“If I’m being very honest, I used cooking as a way to focus my energy on something and get out of bed while I was still trying to find a job,” Nguyen, who previously spent a decade working in the beauty industry, says. “But now this is the job!”

Nguyen first began sharing recipes sporadically a little over a year ago, using cooking as a way to “help decompress and switch off” after a long day at work and on weekends.

Now, she shares recipes via Instagram (@jessica_nguyen_), writes a weekly newsletter, and collaborates with brands around the world to create dining content. In just over a month her following has risen from 4,500 people to over 28,000.

“If you had told me that I would have lost my job and then become some kind of cooking influencer I would have laughed in your face,” she says. “But I’m just pleasantly surprised. And it’s created a really nice community and it’s something really wholesome – especially on a platform like Instagram where that’s not always the case.”

Nguyen, who describes her tutorials as “choose your own adventure cooking” says that while we will likely rush to return to restaurants and once again have “that dining experience most of us can’t replicate at home”, the revived, and in some cases new-found, love of home cooking is here to stay long-term.

“People have to eat to survive,” she says, “and if you’re going to eat you may as well commit to cooking something delicious.”

Not even the most famous of celebrities with the strictest of diets could argue with that. @katyhallway


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Facebook Shops: Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

By Carlos Christian

The buying function will even finally combine with stay streams

Nearly 1,000,000 companies within the UK and around the globe can now arrange a single on-line retailer to promote merchandise, with no payment, on Facebook and Instagram.

The preliminary stage of the Facebook Shops rollout has been introduced ahead and prolonged due to Covid-19.

The stores will seem on enterprise pages, Instagram profiles and via focused adverts.

The firm has already used a no-fees method in its Facebook Marketplace for private classifieds.

“It’s bigger than usual just because we want to make sure we’re moving quickly to get these tools in the hands of as many businesses wherever they are, big or small, to help them survive during this time,” Facebook’s Layla Amjadi stated.

And product supervisor George Lee stated it had been within the pipeline for no less than half a yr.

“Obviously, given the current situation, we have accelerated a lot of our efforts,” he stated.

“We’re in a unique position to be able to contribute to the survival of a bunch of these businesses.”

The buying function will even finally seem on WhatsApp and the corporate’s different messaging apps and combine with stay streams.

For the typical Facebook consumer, “this will be a really seamless experience,” Ms Amjadi stated.

“You can go much deeper now without having to leave the app.”

Facebook Shops may pose a problem to eBay, Etsy and solely on-line marketplaces that cost charges

Once a purchaser decides they need to spend cash, they are going to often be directed to the corporate’s web site to finish the transaction.

And if issues come up or a purchaser desires to ask questions, they’ll accomplish that via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Instagram Direct messages, a few of that are already utilized by corporations for that objective.

The rollout is a part of a wider vary of adjustments deliberate for buying throughout Facebook’s merchandise, together with:

  • a loyalty scheme that may hyperlink issues reminiscent of factors from native espresso outlets to Facebook
  • a Shop button, the place merchandise and manufacturers can be showcased, on Instagram’s predominant navigation bar

Anthony Ha, a senior author at know-how information website TechCrunch, stated the pandemic lockdown might have labored in Facebook’s favour.

“After all, if your favourite store has changed their hours, or switched to online delivery or kerb-side pickup, they’ve almost certainly posted about it on Facebook or Instagram,” he stated.

“So it is smart for Facebook to make the acquisition course of as straightforward as attainable from these profiles.

“From a enterprise perspective, the plain objective is to drive extra promoting.

“But it is also value remembering that the pandemic’s financial fallout will probably kill off many small enterprise – together with those that publish and promote on Facebook.

“So the company has a stake in helping those businesses survive in any way it can.”

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Hannah Brown Is Facing Backlash After Posting a Video of Herself Saying the N-Word


Hannah Brown is under fire for recording herself saying the N-word. 

On Saturday night, Bachelor Nation’s sweetheart went on Instagram Live at one point, she seemed to be trying to remember the lyrics to DaBaby‘s “Rockstar.” She begins singing a few lines aloud and seemingly hesitates when she gets to the line that includes the N-word but says it anyway

After that, Brown seems to go on about her business as if she didn’t just repeat a racial slur on Instagram Live to her 2.8 million followers. 

While the Instagram Live video has since expired or been taken down from her account, Instagram accounts like @bachelorteaspill and Reddit users have since captured clips of Brown. 

According to @bachelorteaspill’s clips, after a moment she seemingly notices comments on her Instagram Live calling her out for using the racial slur and that’s when she begins to address it. 

“I did? I’m so sorry… No, I was singing… I’m so sorry… I don’t think… Maybe I did, maybe it was Patrick [Brown’s brother]. Um, anyway,” Brown says in the video, while simultaneously laughing. 

“I really don’t think I said that word, I don’t think I said that word, but now I’m like, oh god,” Brown said, as she continued to address the issue. “I’d never use that word. I’ve never called anybody that.” 

“We don’t say that word….So, you know what, I’m going to stay here, and y’all can think I said whatever I did or think I’m something I’m not, but I’m not that…Look, people are going to want to think whatever they want to think of me, get mad at me, whatever. And even if I did accidentally say it, I’m very sorry, I was singing a song and not even thinking.”

While Brown addressed the comments during the Instaram Live, it wasn’t enough for Bachelor Nation fans on social media. Fans also pointed out that instead of holding herself accountable for saying the N-word, Brown and the friend she was with chose to throw other people’s names in an effort to put the blame on someone else. 

“so just watched that “apology” and the friend next to her rly threw out another friend’s name and the name of Hannah’s brother. like girl wth you were the ONLY visible and audible person in that video,” one Twitter user wrote. “honestly sounds like her entire friend circle are comfortable w the n word.”

Another user wrote, “I was a big fan of Bachelorette/DWTS Winner Hannah Brown, until she decided to drop a hard N word in a rap song and then smirk and laugh through an “apology”. HB, you’re done in my book! Now considered irrelevant. @hannahbrown.”

“I’m disappointed in @hannahbrown for singing the n word – even in a song. As a woman of color & a Christian, I’ve done my best work to not stereotype white, southern, religious women who do pageants as racist as I’ve experienced them. Come on Hannah B,” wrote another Twitter user

Former Bachelor star Bekah Martinez also took to speak out Brown using the N-word. 

“how are people still gonna defend CELEBS with access to SOOO much [privilege], knowledge, and education saying the N-word…even if it’s “just the lyrics to a song”…especially when that person had the wherewithal to skip over the F-word lyric first,” Martinez wrote in a lengthy message posted to her Instagram Stories. “we’ve GOT to hold people accountable to do better otherwise we’re continuing to prioritize the feelings of white people (and someone we “stan”) over ending our country’s loooong history of casual racism and flippant anti-blackness.”

Martinez went on, “and no. you can’t say the N-word just because black people say it. black people reclaimed that use of a word that was used for centuries to oppress and dehumanize them. it’s a word that holds so much historical weight that the black community is still healing from, and parts of the white community are STILL weaponizing for dehumanization, particularly in the south.” 

“So no, it’s not cool to just sing it along the lyrics of a song,” she added. “especially not ON YOUR PLATFORM WITH MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS?!! smh. it’s 2020. at least make a legitimate apology and acknowledge your behavior.” 

On Sunday afternoon, Brown took to Instagram to further apologize and address her saying the N-word.

“I owe you all a major apology,” she wrote. “There is no major excuse and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.” 


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Zaxby’s Queues up Curated SoundCloud Playlist of Ambient Restaurant Noise

By PRNewswire

Fast-casual chicken favorite creates experiential dine-in audio for home-bound fans

Zaxby’s, the fast-casual restaurant known for its chicken fingers, wings and signature sauces, has uploaded a custom collection of ambient restaurant sounds to SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform. The idea behind the playlist, which features five tracks dedicated to popular restaurant dayparts, is to bring Zaxby’s particular dine-in experience to brand fans with sounds unique to Zaxby’s. The soundtrack can be played at home or in the car to accompany drive-thru and pick-up meals.

“In the midst of shelter-at-home mandates and social-distancing recommendations, many of our customers are missing the familiarity of Zaxby’s authentic dining experience,” said Zaxby’s CMO Joel Bulger. “We want brand fans to be able to close their eyes and imagine they’re in our restaurants with their families and friends.”

The Zaxby’s SoundCloud playlist features music dedicated to four popular dayparts (lunch, dinner, late night and Sunday) complete with appropriate ambient noise and dialogue. The fifth track is purely ambient sounds, allowing listeners to create their own dialogue. Loyal fans of Zaxby’s will recognize familiar sounds like orders being called out, the fizz of a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine (which includes beloved pellet ice pouring out), sauce packs being opened and more.

Zaxby’s recently launched a new menu option specifically designed to meet the needs of families sheltering at home. Zax Family Packs include 20 Chicken Fingerz or 30 boneless wings with shareable sides to feed four people at a value price point of $24.99, available at participating locations while supplies last. Delivery prices and fees may vary.

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s serves fresh, prepared-at-order, hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and wings made in a variety of nine sauces. The menu also features four Zalads and eight sandwiches along with complementary Shareables including Fried White Cheddar Bites, Tater Chips, Spicy Fried Mushrooms, and, for a limited time, Fried Pickles.

Zaxby’s has over 900 locations in 17 states, which will likely reopen in waves, pursuant to state and federal guidance, so the playlist will be the next best thing for many customers for several more weeks.

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Facebook to Pay Massive $52 Million Settlement to Traumatized Content Moderators

By Jessica Mason

The internet is very often a terrible place. Sure there are cat videos, and goat videosweird videos, and more cat videos, but there are many horrible people saying and doing horrible things. If you know your way around the net, you can avoid much of this grossness. But for some people, that’s not an option, and it’s their job to moderate the very worst of the net. And now, some of them are getting compensated for the very real trauma and PTSD that job brought one.

In a massive victory for moderators, Facebook has settled a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of current and former moderators who were tasked with removing the most graphic and disturbing posts on the platform for their job. Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to the moderators in compensation for mental health issues developed on the job.

The settlement covers over 11,250 moderators, who were contracted from a variety of outside firms after the 2016 election. (The fact that these were subcontractors and not even Facebook employees is a whole OTHER issue). In the face of criticism for how Facebook handled their content, these moderators were brought in from across the country and given the unenviable job of removing offensive content from the site.

According to The Verge, which ran a big story that brought many of the Facebook contractor moderation issues to light, moderators for one of the firms, Cognizant, were paid as little as $28,800 annually to view images of rape, murder, suicide, and more. This was, to say the least, a terrible job and a dangerous environment for moderators who were expected to view this content daily with no regard for their mental health, and were subject to difficult working conditions.

So in September of 2018, Selena Scola led the first class action against Facebook, alleging that having to sift through content which included “broadcasts of child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide, and murder” caused PTSD in Scola so severe she could be triggered by a computer mouse. And she wasn’t the only one who had to do this.

Now, Facebook has agreed to compensate all members of the class with a minimum of $1,000, but moderators who can show a mental health diagnosis related to the unsafe environment which Facebook allowed can receive more. Anyone with mental health diagnoses can receive up to $6,000 and those who submit evidence of other injuries and costs could get up to $50,000.

This settlement is important, not just because it compensates the people who were traumatized by this work, but because it acknowledges that moderation and exposure to this kind of content is traumatic. Even today, it’s too easy for people to say something like “it’s just the internet, it’s not real,” but viewing and moderating an endless stream of horrors and hate is a very real danger to mental health and is not a job that anyone would have to do without proper counseling and safety measures in place.

What the Facebook moderators had to see, and likely what they still have to see is sickening, but not surprising given, well, everything about the internet. It’s a mirror of all of the world, including the very worst parts of it. And people who look into that horrible pit need to be protected and compensated for it.

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Erika Jayne Opens Up About Her Cop Son After Posting Pic of Him to Instagram

By TooFab Staff|

“I don’t care if he’s an adult and he carries a gun and a badge. At the end of the day. He’s still my boy.”

Erika Jayne says she’s “super proud” of her police officer son, Tommy Zizzo.

Speaking on Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM show, “Radio Andy” Wednesday, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 48, opened up about her decision to share a rare photo of her 26-year-old son on Instagram, revealing that his pic is her “best performing post.”

“I don’t know. Maybe [I’m] quarantine crazy,” Erika said as to why she posted the pic of Tommy in his police officer uniform. “But I am a proud mom, you know, of my essential worker son. He’s out there working like every other man and woman.”

When asked by Andy if she feels “extra protective” of her son during the coronavirus pandemic, Erika replied, “I think we all are. Listen, this is a crazy time. We’re all concerned for all of our families.”

The reality star, who has two million Instagram followers, said the photo of her son received more likes than any of her other posts.

“It’s so crazy,” she told Andy. “I put him on Instagram. He’s my best performing post!”

Andy then brought up how he had stopped sharing photos of his 14-month-old son, Benjamin, at the request of his family, who said his son didn’t “choose” to be in the spotlight. However, the “WWHL” said he changed his mind after reuniting with his son following his stint with the coronavirus.

“I was like, ‘I’m here. I’m, this is the reality of my life. It’s just he and I,” Andy told Erika. “And so I guess, you say maybe it’s the quarantine, but I think all of us are a little…I think we’re just chipping away at what our real life is and who we really are. And you know, this person is such a huge part of your life that it also makes sense why you would now be saying, look here. Here he is.”

“I appreciate you saying this before, you know, he didn’t choose this life. I chose this life and we try to protect them,” Erika replied in agreement. “I don’t care if he’s an adult and he carries a gun and a badge. At the end of the day. He’s still my boy.”

“The Pretty Mess” author said she doesn’t regret sharing the photo of Tommy, but admitted she didn’t give him a heads up before posting it.

“I posted it and I’m glad I did,” Erika explained. “He’s a very fine young man and I’m super proud.”

“Hopefully, it doesn’t even come across his whole situation,” she quipped. “Who knows!”

On Tuesday, Erika shared the rare photo of Tommy on her Instagram, however, she had the comments section deactivated.

“People say we look alike,” she wrote in the caption. “No, you can’t comment. ?

Though Erika has often spoken about her son from her first marriage on “RHOBH,” he’s never made an appearance on the show.


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Pixar’s YouTube channel shares cooking tutorials inspired by its movies

‘Cooking with Pixar’ could help add some spice to your quarantine meals

Thomas Metevia

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If there is one thing Pixar has taught us, it’s that “anyone can cook.”

Now the award-winning animation studio is giving us something to cook, with the help of its new cooking tutorials.

“Cooking With Pixar” is a new series featured on the Pixar YouTube channel.

Each video shows a step-by-step process for making easy recipes that kids of all ages can help out with.

The collection of recipes is inspired by films such as “Toy Story,” “Onward” and the short “Bao.”

The quick videos include fun animation, with our favorite Pixar characters stopping by to help demonstrate the recipes.

So, what are we making?

The latest upload features a birthday cake inspired by Pixar’s latest film, “Onward.”

Elf brothers Ian and Barley help you along your quest to make a cake fit for any wizard.

The brothers mix, bake and frost a vanilla cake that looks way too good to eat — seriously.

Pepperoni pizza

In the mood for something less sweet and more savory? How about pizza?

Who hasn’t wondered what pizza from Pizza Planet would taste like? Well, now’s your chance to test it out. Cook alongside Forkey from “Toy Story 4” as you create a Pizza Planet pepperoni pizza with bell pepper rings. The pie is fit for any toy, big or small.


Families can also recreate Bao, the iconic dumpling featured in Pixar’s Oscar-winning short of the same name. Spoiler alert, there are no measurements listed in the video, however, you can find them written here.

Everything in this video is made from scratch, starting with the dough and ending with the pork filling.

These recipes are a perfect excuse to get the kids in the kitchen and have fun, while also making a great meal.

It’s important to note that Pixar’s cooking videos don’t include ingredient portions or measurements. So, if you aren’t comfortable cooking that way, it might be a good idea to keep a similar recipe handy to compare.

Here’s hoping that we get more Pixar-inspired recipes soon.

Anyone up for some “Ratatouille?”


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Those Facebook ‘Challenges’ Can Expose You to Hackers

By Eric Stann

Games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name.

Oversharing on social media threatens your online security, warns Dan Lin.

“We cannot go out and socialize during this pandemic, so people are turning to social media to share what is going on with their lives,” says Lin, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and director of the I-Privacy Laboratory at the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. “But it can be risky.”

Before a person decides to play along with the latest social media challenge, or post a picture of their family home, Lin says to consider the following three things:

Games Are No Joke

Online games that challenge people to answer a few questions about themselves, or post an image, seem innocent enough. But these games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name—all of which can give hackers answers to commonly used security questions used on other websites such as online banking.

Lin notes two recent challenges as opportunities for hackers to steal a person’s information. Recently, social media users were posting their senior photos as a way to support the Class of 2020. But hackers can use those photos to gain the name of a person’s high school and graduation year.

Additionally, social media users were sharing photos of their mothers for Mother’s Day. But those images could put a person’s mother at risk by revealing identifiable information and provide clues as to whether the mother lives alone.

“If you want to celebrate with your mother, talking to her is better than sharing her picture with strangers,” Lin says.

Beware of What You Share

Images you take with digital cameras contain metadata that can provide information about the photo, such as where and when it was taken. While many social media platforms automatically remove that information when a photo is posted online, Lin warns that publishing images without first deleting the metadata can provide hackers with information a person did not intend to share, such as the GPS location of the place that the photo was taken.

She suggests removing metadata by opening the photo file and deleting this information, or using existing metadata removal software.

Lin says people also should be aware of what is present in the background of their photos. She suggests avoiding posting images that show a house number, vehicle, or unique decorative household items that can help hackers locate a person. It can also reveal personal information that a person may not want to have shared in the public realm.

Check Your Privacy Settings

While privacy settings from social media providers have improved over the last several years, it’s still easy for hackers to bypass that security, Lin says. Even if a person has blocked someone from seeing their information, another user connected with that person can save their information and pass it along to people outside of their connections—sometimes without their knowledge.

Therefore, Lin says if a person does not want something to be publicly seen by everyone, including strangers, it’s best not to share it at all.

Can AI boost social media security?

Lin is currently doing research on how artificial intelligence can help social media providers offer more advanced levels of privacy.

One strategy involves predicting what type of photo people are posting and alert the user to how other people may use that image. For instance, if someone wants to share an image with a select group of friends, the system could warn the user that friends of those friends could still view their photo, including people they intentionally excluded from the group.

A second strategy would allow social media channels to automatically recommend privacy protections for a particular image based on the type of photo and past user behavior. A family photo, for instance, could come with automatic privacy settings blocking others from sharing or downloading it. However, a funny picture of a pet might come with fewer security recommendations.

A more advanced method involves facial replacement in group photos. Rather than blurring out someone’s face in a photo of a class or public setting, which draws the attention of a hacker, this method allows social media providers to replace a person’s likeness with a synthetic facial image based on the person’s privacy needs obtained from his or her past behavior. The change would be subtle enough that those looking at the photo would not be able to tell it had been altered, Lin says.

Ultimately, Lin says it’s up to social media companies to determine whether to implement new security strategies. Until then, people should be cautious about what they choose to post on social media. Anything posted online never fully disappears—even if you delete it immediately.

This article was originally published in Futurity. It has been republished under the Attribution 4.0 International license.


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