Joseth "Seth" Francois told BuzzFeed News he's spent the last year processing what happened to him and now wants to share his story to create change in the industry.
After Another White Food Blogger Whitewashed An Asian American Dish, People Want More Than Just Damage Control
Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest has since changed the recipe name, but Vietnamese Americans don't believe she's internalized why the appropriation was hurtful.
The Black Lives Matter Social Media Uprising For George Floyd Paved The Way For Asian Americans To Have Their Online Reckoning
In this week's newsletter: Asian American influencers and online community-builders are confronting difficult identity issues after the recent string of racist attacks.
In this week's newsletter: The latest plagiarism accusation revealed the very low and high standards the industry is subjected to, and how I wanted more from the HBO documentary Fake Famous.
An Influencer Is Calling Out A Popular Training Academy For Using Her Work “Word For Word” Without Credit
One Instagram influencer believes With Honors — a name that has its members now joking about the irony — took her course material without permission or credit.
A spokesperson said while the fashion house is being put "on hold," the singer will still be working on her wildly successful skincare brand and cosmetics.
Some people are asking the company to do something for Tessica Brown, whose misfortunes have gone viral.
An expert told BuzzFeed News more people are turning to outdoor recreation during the coronavirus pandemic, which may help explain the rise in accidents.
Despite one critic who thought it was "extra," people are rallying behind the musician because it was, in fact, very awesome.
"I fucking hate stocks," the influencer said on his latest podcast. "I only like doing it because I like gambling."
In this week's newsletter: The work influencers put in to make something look effortless, and why automated moderation may be cheaper for social media companies to wield, but how it can have detrimental effects on real people (especially people of color).
In response to these incidents, spokespeople for TikTok told BuzzFeed News the company is "committed to seeing that our policies and practices are fair and equitable."
Just A Bunch Of Good Memes About How Reddit Successfully Trolled Wall Street Tycoons With GameStop Stocks
Don't worry, I had to learn a bunch about investments and hedge funds to appreciate these jokes too.
In one part of this week's newsletter: How the first national youth poet laureate simply let her work speak for itself — and then the fans followed. Massively.
A time for change, a time for memes.
"I can't believe Joe Biden is being inaugurated at a Lady Gaga concert."
The senator wore signature Vermont mittens, a parka, and carried an envelope like he had errands to run afterward.
In this week's newsletter: Questionable ads slip through TikTok's "strict" vetting policies, and Lauren shares what she's learned about the complicated politics of influencers and body image on social media.
Olivia Rodrigo's song is simple and pretty, and it gives young people permission to completely wallow in adolescence for a moment.
The head of product for TikTok in the US told BuzzFeed News this creative and powerful application from users is "inspiring."