They're also spreading disinformation to their millions of followers.
We Spoke With Tanya Compas And Ibrahim Kamara About The Importance Of Community, Authenticity, And Controlling Your Own Narrative
"I want community to be in everything I do — bringing people together and then also I want to have the legacy of helping people."
On being inspired by living, avoiding burnout, and having no regrets.
After dealing with burnout and frustrations over Instagram’s policies, these influencers are rebuilding their businesses on their own terms.
The low exposure aesthetic is tipped to be a big trend for 2022, but I can’t see anything.
In this week's newsletter: the mutual aid between influencers and photographers.
“It’s been an interesting thing to see someone rocket to the success that can kind of be brought down by their own hubris.”
Many are claiming that the product has changed.
In one-part of this week's newsletter: Emily Kim delivers an epic thesis about piety and a certain kind of lifestyle influencer in under three minutes.
In this week's newsletter: IG missed a big opportunity to mint its own creators on a worldwide stage, and imagining how Apple Fitness+ will learn from/come for Peloton.
In this week's newsletter: These misfortunes revealed how many handshake deals are still taking place between brand and influencer; And an ode to fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting, who said she feels like she's being chased off of the platform.
Influencers Say A Sex Toy Company Has Been Hiring Them To Market Its Products But Delaying Paying Them
Creators who have worked with Ooh! Companion on sponsored content deals told BuzzFeed News they have spent weeks or months chasing down payments from the brand, with some saying they were only paid after threatening legal action.
People who operate on the fringes of Instagram’s community guidelines say they’ve resorted to desperate measures after losing their accounts, turning to dealers who say they have a back door to the platform.
How One Influencer’s Handling Of Her Mom’s Serious COVID-19 Case Turned Into Backlash That Is Threatening To Ruin Her Career
The scandal tells us a lot about the minefields internet celebrities face and how they are held accountable for their actions.
When dealing with low-level influencers spreading lies, I’m just not sure calling them out is a net positive.
After years of a laissez-faire approach to the popular users who power its apps, the company is now desperately trying to show influencers it cares about their success.
After years of complaints that influencers have “ruined” the sale once called the “Super Bowl of swipe-ups,” many are moving on.
The NCAA Decision To Finally Allow College Athletes To Profit Off Their Own Likenesses Has Schools Now Actively Recruiting Them As Influencers
In this week's newsletter: How college athletic programs have dramatically embraced new NCAA NIL policy changes, and how TikTok's new feature is a direct threat to Cameo's entire business.
Like it or not, influencers run their own businesses, too.
Enlarged lips, pronounced muscles, and waists that have been narrowed will require declaration when the law comes into effect.
“I watched my career shift from being the busiest I had ever been to obviously have everything come screeching to a halt.”
The UK's Advertising Regulator Is Naming And Shaming Influencers Who They Say Keep Breaking The Rules
"It’s not difficult: be upfront and clear when posts and Stories are ads."
By announcing new tools to help people make money, Instagram seemingly wants to woo back some of its disgruntled influencers.
These Influencers Say A Popular Marketing Agency Owes Them Thousands Of Dollars For Unpaid Brand Deals
Mediakix is a leading influencer marketing agency, but creators say it is signing contracts with them for sponcon, then ghosting when it’s time to pay up.
I Can’t Imagine The New Netflix Reality Shows About Influencers Will Do Any Good For The Industry’s Reputation
In this week's newsletter: shows about influencers may continue to be two-dimensional, and the already-controversial IG Loop giveaways just reached new toxic heights.
Influencers Getting Vaccinated Are New Targets For Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists, But Many Are Rising To The Challenge
In this week's newsletter: Instagram influencers are trying to stand up for science, and another round of teen TikTok drama — except it's not as satisfying anymore.
Why Do A Bunch Of Nigerian Twitter Influencers Want This Alleged Money Launderer To Go Free? They’re Being Paid.
Alex Saab may be extradited to the United States — but he has some unlikely allies.
Stars like Addison Rae and Nikita Dragun have been spotted with less than adequate face protection.
After growing tired of hosting their brands entirely on Instagram, some influencers have started to diversify.
Is There An Invisible String Between Religious Proselytizing And Influencing? I Asked Some Influencers.
In this week's newsletter: Inspired by this Times op-ed, I ponder — and then I ask influencers to ponder — whether their jobs are a form of secular preaching.