Taylor Hatmaker

Taylor Hatmaker

Senior Editor

Taylor covers social media, gaming and culture at TechCrunch. Prior to rejoining TechCrunch, Taylor was Senior Technology Editor of the Daily Beast. Taylor first joined TechCrunch in 2016. Before joining TechCrunch, she was the Tech Editor of the Daily Dot and a reporter and deputy editor at ReadWriteWeb.

The Latest from Taylor Hatmaker

YouTube rolls back its rules against election misinformation

YouTube was the slowest major platform to disallow misinformation during the 2020 U.S. election, and almost three years later, the company will toss that policy out altogether. The company announced F

Twitter’s trust and safety lead Ella Irwin resigns

Twitter’s head of trust and safety Ella Irwin has resigned, the now-former executive confirmed to Reuters on Thursday. Irwin took over for Yoel Roth, who famously left the company during the ear

Match Group debuts Archer, a new face-first gay dating app for men

Online dating behemoth Match Group is introducing a new gay dating app, just in time for Pride. The company, which owns the lion’s share of the global dating market, is launching Archer, a “social

Twitter technical issues crash Ron DeSantis’s 2024 campaign announcement

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was set to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on a Twitter Space with Elon Musk today, but Twitter itself had other ideas. The livestreamed group voice chat cut out

Elon Musk chaotically ushers in DeSantis’s 2024 campaign — and Twitter enters a new era

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the unusual decision to kick off his 2024 campaign live on Twitter Wednesday, eschewing traditional venues like Fox News in favor of joining billionaire rabble rouse

The surgeon general’s advisory on risks of youth social media use could shift the conversation

A new public health warning this week from the U.S. surgeon general explores concerns that social media use among children and teens poses serious risks that science has only just begun to understand.

TikTok sues Montana over its controversial new law banning the app

Last week, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a law that banned TikTok in the state. Now the company is hitting back with a lawsuit that aims to keep the app available to Montanans. In the complai

Supreme Court rules in favor of Twitter and Google, avoiding the issue of Section 230 for now

On Thursday, the Supreme Court resolved two adjacent cases aiming to hold social platforms liable for dangerous content. The pair of cases, Twitter v. Taamneh and Gonzalez v. Google, both sought to ho

Montana just banned TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte just signed into law the nation’s strongest restrictions on Chinese-owned social media app TikTok. TikTok has faced mounting pressure in the U.S. from Congress an

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom early impressions – a feast fit for a short king

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has only been out in the wild for a few days at this point, marking a mere sliver of the time players will spend unfolding Hyrule’s fresh secrets in the com

Twitch’s new clip editor makes sharing vertical video on YouTube and TikTok a snap

Twitch released a small but mighty product update on Thursday, introducing a new tool that lets streamers craft and share short, vertical video clips in seconds. The new clip editor is accessible thro

VanMoof updates its last-gen e-bikes with simplified X4 and S4 models

Dutch e-bike maker VanMoof is refreshing its entry-level lineup with a pair of new bikes available in some very springy colors. The X4 and S4, out this month, retain the frame and philosophy of VanMoo

Epic’s Fall Guys adds a creative mode so players can design their own levels

Epic Games is expanding Fall Guys — its bubbly battle royale populated by little jellybean dudes — to make room for player-crafted creativity. With its fourth season, live today, Fall Guys adds a

American psychology group issues recommendations for kids’ social media use

One of the most prominent mental health organizations in the U.S. is out with a set of guidelines designed to protect children from the potential harms of social media. The American Psychological Asso

Hacked verified Facebook pages impersonating Meta are buying ads from Meta

Sketchy Facebook pages impersonating businesses are nothing new, but a flurry of recent scams is particularly brazen. A handful of verified Facebook pages were hacked recently and spotted slinging lik

Chaos reigns after Twitter’s blue checks vanish

The blue checkmarks that once christened an echelon of elite Twitter users as trustworthy — or at least probably themselves — are no more. It’s only been a few hours since the so-called lega

Epic buys Brazil-based game developer Aquiris to boost Fortnite

Epic Games is expanding its footprint in Latin America with the purchase of Aquiris, a Brazilian game company. Aquiris will become Epic Games Brasil, giving the social gaming giant a foothold in the c

Discord leak suspect charged with stealing and sharing military secrets

After his arrest yesterday, the U.S. Air National Guard airman suspected of sharing a trove of national security secrets with his Discord chat group now faces charges under the Espionage Act. Jack Tei

Classified intel leaked to Discord server leads to 21-year-old’s arrest

Law enforcement officials arrested a 21-year-old on Thursday after tracing a trove of classified secrets that found their way to the public through the chat app Discord. The suspect, U.S. Air Force Na

More newsrooms bail on Twitter as Musk meddles with account labels

PBS and a handful of other news organizations have joined NPR in stepping away from Twitter, the social media platform once synonymous with breaking news. A PBS spokesperson confirmed to Axios that PB
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