A senior adviser for Pete Buttigieg was accused of running a fake Nigerian supporter account, but a man claiming to have created it says it's a big misunderstanding
- Lis Smith, a senior communications adviser for Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, was accused of running a fake account that appeared to be a Nigerian Buttigieg supporter.
- Screenshots of the account surfaced on Sunday that included a tweet that identified the author as Smith and matched the language of a letter the campaign sent to supporters.
- Smith acknowledged the theory on her official account, and the campaign denied she was behind it.
- Insider reached out to the owner of Instagram and LinkedIn accounts that appeared to be associated with the Twitter account. The owner said he was in fact a Nigerian Buttigieg supporter who had deleted the Twitter account after fear of being doxxed.
The People's Bank of China will also disinfect some bills and store them for 14 days before putting them back into circulation.
A 21-year-old Canadian woman in Wuhan says she won't evacuate because she can't abandon her cat. Here's what her life is like under lockdown.
Canadian citizen Kristina Shramko has been filming YouTube videos insider her Wuhan loft. The quarantine has taken a mental toll on her, she said.
Disney's Pixar is being sued by a San Francisco tattoo artist who says her designs for a unicorn-emblazoned van in the upcoming animated movie 'Onward' were stolen
According to the complaint, Pixar stole San Francisco artist Sweet Cicely Daniher's "Vanicorn" designs under "wickedly misleading pretenses."
Hillary Clinton 'wants back in' as Bloomberg campaign tries to quiet speculation she could be his VP pick
While Clinton said her entering the 2020 race as a VP was unlikely she said "never say never." The Bloomberg campaign didn't deny the report, either.
Photos show how fiery protesters using fake blood took over Mexico City in response to the rise of brutal killings of women
The grisly killing of Ingrid Escamilla set off a massive protest among activists who are concerned about the rising trend of femicide in the country.
The cancellation of the Global Marketing Summit comes after Barcelona shelved its Mobile World Summit and as 15 cases have been confirmed in the US.
Facebook is spending $130 million to create a 'Supreme Court' that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg — here's everything we know about it
Facebook is starting a separate company that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg as it struggles with how to police content from over 2 billion users.
Kate Middleton shared a rare candid photo of Princess Charlotte on Saturday. It's one of many family photos the duchess has captured herself.
Jeffree Star wore cornrows in Las Vegas amid accusations of cultural appropriation in his latest makeup campaign
In the lead up to his 'Blood Lust' collection launch, Jeffree Star has worn traditionally Black hairstyles like dreadlocks, laid edges, and cornrows.
Kate Middleton is the first royal mom to take official photos of her kids — here are her cutest family pictures so far
Ever since she decided to take official pictures of Princess Charlotte in 2015, Kate Middleton has taken adorable family photos with her own camera.
Equinox spa in New York City's Hudson Yards launched a $450 facial by skin-care brand Repêchage that claims to firm and rejuvenate skin with its seaweed-based products.
Research shows that saturated and trans fats may contribute more to cholesterol levels in the body than foods high in cholesterol, like eggs.
There are many different types of heart disease. Most happen due to plaque build-up from conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
I tried a $3,000 high-tech home gym, and loved its sleek design and emphasis on strength over weight loss
The program involves digital weights and customized workout programs. Even for the majority of people who can't afford it, the technology is exciting.
Kylie Jenner, Britney Spears, and 18 other celebrities who have been refreshingly open about food allergies
Kylie Jenner recently shared that her daughter is allergic nuts. Food allergies affect 1 in 13 US children, but there's still stigma around the issue.
Many of the streaming service's upcoming original movies and TV shows are based on existing books and comics.
Netflix's 'The Witcher' is still the biggest series in the world even as it loses steam in the US, and it shows how crucial sci-fi and fantasy are for streaming TV
Netflix's "The Witcher" is dropping in audience demand in the US but it's still the most in-demand TV series globally across all platforms.
James Blake defends girlfriend Jameela Jamil after viral social media posts accuse the actress of faking health illnesses
Jamil has been the subject of frequent criticism as of late, and her boyfriend, singer-songwriter James Blake stepped up Friday to defend her.
I ate CBD and THC 'love beans' before having sex, and would recommend them to cannabis newbies who want spicier sex lives
The psychoactive cannabis beans helped me have a more intense orgasm, but they're not the only way to achieve a mind-blowing result.
For military personnel, 'mere membership' in a neo-Nazi group 'is not prohibited,' say military officials
Merely being a member of a white-supremacist group while serving in the military is not grounds for investigation or discharge, officials say.
Your dog or cat might weigh too much, even if you don't think they do. Here are the red flags you should be looking out for.
From ring dishes to stylish bowls, here are some of the best home-decor items you can score for just $1 this February.
Kate Middleton has been dubbed the "Children's Princess," while Princes William and Charles have shown a united front since the news broke.
'Love Island' host Laura Whitmore slammed online trolls and paparazzi 'looking for a cheap sell' in an emotional tribute to her friend Caroline Flack
In her BBC Radio 5 Live show, Laura Whitmore said 'enough' to abusive comments, messages, and online harassment after Caroline Flack died by suicide.
How Jameela Jamil went from a radio hosting career to her role on 'The Good Place' and became the subject of online hate and conspiracies
Jameela Jamil has become a prominent voice in online activism, but her celebrity status has also made her a target for hate and conspiracies.
Insider's Medha Imam visited Yemen Cafe in Brooklyn with YouTuber and Yemeni American Adam Saleh to try out lamb haneeth.
People reveal 12 things they didn't learn until embarrassingly late in life — and the answers will make you cringe
No, ponies aren't just baby horses. Yes, narwhals are real creatures.
Royal weddings have featured some spectacular dresses. Here's what 22 royal brides wore on their wedding day.
After spending $90 and trying all 12 options, there was one clear winner that I'll order time and time again.
Sheryl Sandberg says she helped plan her own engagement, and encourages other women to stop waiting for their boyfriends to propose
Sandberg, of Facebook, recently announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal. On Valentine's Day she told women to be active in planning their futures.
The classic John Hughes film was released in 1985 and starred Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and Emilio Estevez. Here's what the stars have been up to since then.
Jordan Fisher wrote John Ambrose's letter to Lara Jean himself and Lana Condor had her Star Ball gown altered so she could dance and do snow angels.
There are 5 types of grief that don't involve death — here's how to know if you're suffering from any of them
Changes in sleep or diet, a feeling of powerlessness, and even physical symptoms can all be signs you are suffering with grief.
A relationship expert explains 6 reasons people get stuck in their heads during sex, and how to stop these thoughts getting in the way
Psychotherapist Jenn Mann told Insider some of the most common reasons we struggle to relax when getting intimate with someone.
Taco Bell offers triple layer nachos, burritos, and more for around $1 each. Some of the items give great bang for your buck.
A beauty influencer is being accused of 'fatphobia' after she called a model's weight 'disgusting': 'Irresponsibility isn't attractive'
Xiaxue, whose real name is Wendy Cheng, said obese people shouldn't be considered attractive "because death and disease isn't attractive full stop."
I spent a week following the 7 steps to Finnish happiness, and found drinking alone plus an ice-water plunge actually made me more relaxed
From swimming in icy water to drinking at home alone in your pants, living like a Finn for a week left me feeling more relaxed, calm, and happier.
As future Queen consort, Kate Middleton will one day follow in the footsteps of our current Queen Elizabeth II.
Elopements offer couples the chance to celebrate privately, which is difficult at a traditional wedding.
How Jacksepticeye, a gaming YouTuber with 23 million subscribers, handles the pressure while staying connected to his followers
Irish YouTuber Jacksepticeye, real name Seán McLoughlin, spoke to Insider about how whether his following feels real, and how he fights burnout.
"I will try make you proud everyday," he said. "I love you with all my heart."
The teenager has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the attack on 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park.
A book of risqué and off-color sexist remarks purportedly by Michael Bloomberg haunts his presidential campaign. Insider is publishing a copy of it.
A British news site removed a mocking story about Caroline Flack after the former 'Love Island' host was found dead
Flack's death triggered a wave of reactions that honored her life and slammed the UK press for its relentless coverage of her turbulent personal life.
Amanda Bynes is reportedly engaged, and her emerald-cut, three-stone ring could be worth up to $600,000, according to experts
Amanda Bynes appears to be engaged, and ring experts told Insider that her three-stone ring design symbolizes "past, present, and future."