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A teenager with short black hair, sunglasses, a buttoned up t-shirt and checkered purse staring at their phone. Pictured against an orange wall.

Social media can hurt kids. For many 2SLGBTQ+ youth, it’s a lifeline.

The internet can be a scary place. For queer kids, it’s sometimes the only safe place they have.

The Power List: Top 10 TikTok Influencers

These Canadian creators are transforming social media, one bite-sized video at a time

I’m a 19-year-old barber and famous on TikTok. Celebs pay me $1,000 for a haircut.

“I was supposed to go to dental school, but here I am”

How kidcore is bringing out TikTok’s inner child

Grown-ups are getting into the social media trend defined by bright colours, zany accessories and carefree instincts

James’s channel includes a series on ‘How to build a rustic log cabin,’ with videos on putting in door frames, insulation and avoiding injury.

These Canadians are roughing it on YouTube for millions of fans

With their chickens, preserves and off-grid adventures on full display, Canada’s homesteading YouTubers are escaping the ills of modern life—in a thoroughly modern format

(Illustration by LeeAndra Cianci)

This Canadian teenager wrote your favourite Frida Kahlo quote

The web has wrongly credited the brooding meditations of a Canadian teen to the artist Frida Kahlo. Is that necessarily a bad thing?

(Photograph by Sarah Palmer)

Why TikTok food is ugly and disgusting and completely addictive

Something about the pandemic inspired people to make the grossest food ever

James Jones. This portrait was taken in accordance with public health recommendations, taking all necessary steps to protect participants from COVID-19. (Photograph by Candice Ward)

The pandemic zapped James Jones’s career. Then, his TikTok videos relaunched it.

The accomplished hoop dancer went mega-viral while introducing TikTok audiences to a cherished part of his Cree heritage

A crowd control fence around Capitol Hill is reenforced with concrete barriers on Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington, DC (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Let’s not waste this crisis in American democracy

Andrew MacDougall: The first step to removing the poison that’s infecting our political systems is to stop injecting it. Let’s start at home, on both the right and the left.

Twitter and Facebook have gifted America a Trojan Horse

Andrew MacDougall: Social media has painted us into an awful corner where truth never catches up to the lie and emotion only ever ratchets up

Trump takes part in a Fox News virtual town hall from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on May 3, 2020 (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Let’s dump Trump’s accomplices: social media and cable news

Andrew MacDougall: They aren’t gateways to serious news consumption; they’re pathways to polarization and misinformation. We can choose to stop watching.

Influencers like @joellefriend use the company, Sky Helicopters for their social media sites (Sky Helicopters)

Appearing wealthy on social media has become its own industry

Wannabes looking to ‘flex’ on Instagram and TikTok are using Photoshop, renting luxury goods—and in rare cases, committing criminal fraud