This week's newsletter: Another reminder to you (and me) of our privilege to insulate ourselves from the national conversation, and we regret to inform you that the Stauffer family is back on YouTube.
A group of women are alleging in the class action lawsuit that the company's "free dresses for teachers" giveaway was all a marketing stunt to get their personal information, something the company's lawyer denies.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it is "confident that the appropriate process is occurring" to place the son of YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer with a new family.
Instagram Influencing Has Long Had A Diversity Problem. This Blogger Says Now Is The Time For Change.
"You talk about diversity and inclusion and you want to create a platform for black women, but you barely post black women on your feed."
Sunday Night's Protests Against Police Brutality Were A Mix Of Chaotic Violence And Peaceful Demonstrations
The demonstrations, taking place under curfews, have been heated, with some cities marred by looting.
We Still Don't Know Exactly How The Stauffers Placed Their Adopted Autistic Son With Another Family, But Here's What Experts Have To Say
"Did they go through an agency? Was there another home study done on the other family? That part is highly unusual."
Will Huxley Stauffer’s Story Be The Wake-Up Call That Leads To Protections For Children Of Influencers?
This week's newsletter: The big controversial story this week that's sparking questions like What right does a child have to the profits of their internet-famous parents? And a woman's Instagram account that's grown massively for its beautiful tributes to black Americans who have been killed.
A YouTuber Placed Her Adopted Autistic Son From China With A New Family — After Making Content With Him For Years
Myka Stauffer built her YouTube following partly by sharing every step of her journey to adopt a toddler from China. This week, she revealed why he’d gone missing from her videos.
This week's newsletter: Why influencers' massive giveaways sprees to gain fast followers feels so eerily familiar, and Karens acting up during the pandemic has blown up a new Instagram meme page.
After BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram about the giveaway, a spokesperson said it is "reviewing the content in question and will take appropriate action."
"The amount of random people I’ve followed on Instagram solely in hopes of winning a Peloton is ridiculous."
This week's newsletter: How some social media stars are getting better at internalizing criticism — or just better at selling it, and parents running a psychological experiment on their kids for TikTok.
From Ina Garten to Arnold Schwarzenegger, these celebs are getting loose on Instagram.
This week's newsletter: Curvy Wife Guy's wife @sassyredlipstick said she'll no longer follow through with her J.Crew promo content, and the unique conflict fans feel over C-list celebrities breaking quarantine orders to get together.
This week's newsletter: The massive #AllInChallenge campaign perfectly matches bored famous rich people and their fans for charity, and the fallout of the @Taza quarantine scandal.
Hollis blamed the misstep on her team.
The Fitness Industry Is In A Crisis. Some Trainers Say Those Trendy Instagram Live Workouts Aren't Helping
As Instagram explodes with free online workouts, some trainers say the market is becoming too saturated for them to survive.
This week's newsletter: The resilience and shamelessness of turning these tough times into a social media marketing campaign, and a PSA about those infamous get-followers-quick "giveaways."
In this week's newsletter: All the cool kids on Instagram have figured out a way to make quarantine fashion, and why is literally everyone going live on Instagram right now?
This Fitness Influencer's Husband Is In The ICU Battling The Coronavirus. Here's How Instagram Is Helping Her Cope.
"I have to do my best to keep up my business as much as possible, because it is my only income at the moment."