‘Says the quiet part out loud’: Mitch McConnell sparks online uproar over comment comparing Black people to Americans

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sparked a firestorm of criticism by separating Black U.S. citizens from Americans. McConnell made the comment at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Asked about voting rights legislation largely expected to fail in light of the Senate maintaining the filibuster, McConnell said that Democrats were sowing “fake hysteria” about voter suppression. …

‘I can’t unsee this’: Viral TikTok allegedly showing how workers package plastic cups sparks debate

A viral TikTok video allegedly shows how workers package single-use plastic cups, sparking debate over working conditions and cleanliness in the comments.  “I thought cups were packaged by sanitize[d] machines, good to know,” Eric Mina (user @ericmagicmina) wrote via text overlay on the video. Mina’s video shows several women crouched at the base of a …

‘Maybe redevelop the education system’: Anti-cheating software featured in Samsung showcase sparks debate on TikTok

New anti-cheating software debuted at Samsung’s recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) went viral on TikTok this week, prompting debate about the American education system. TikToker Chris Xia (@chrisxia0) posted a video of the AI software—named PROBA—from Samsung’s recent showcase on Jan. 5. Xia uploaded the TikTok five days ago and it has since reached over …

‘For legal reasons, this is a joke’: Viral TikTok sparks debate about servers filling out tip section on receipt when customers leave it blank

A TikToker’s satirical video about filling out the tip section when customers leave them blank sparked a debate among commenters. The TikToker, Christian Maxwell (@christianmaxwelll), who works at a restaurant in New York City, according to his bio, posted a satirical video pretending to write in a tip after his customer didn’t leave one but …

‘She probably know he lying’: Viral TikTok of woman sneaking child in through window after dad says he has COVID and can’t take care of them sparks debate

In a viral video, a man captures the mother of his children dropping off his kids despite the fact he told her he couldn’t watch them because he has COVID. “I told her I got COVID and can’t get my kid… look what she did,” user @lav6ix14 wrote in an overlay on the TikTok.  The …