Culture 2022-08-25T18:26:04Z

A company with a controversial strategy to bring animals back from extinction has hired influencers — including a 'Bachelor' contestant — to promote it online

Influencers are posting about the firm's Tasmanian tiger 'de-extinction' plan using the hashtag #colossalpartner on Instagram and TikTok.
News 2022-08-24T16:20:11Z

Instagram's pilot influencers are also feeling the stress of air travel chaos and airline staffing shortages

Pilots explain what it's like for the people working in the travel industry who bear the brunt of vacationers' disappointment and frustration.
News 2022-08-19T19:39:37Z

California woman alleges Daily Harvest meal made her so ill that doctors had to remove her gallbladder, lawsuit says

Daily Harvest recalled its "French Lentil and Leek Crumbles" product after people said it made them sick. Now people are suing the company.
Culture 2022-08-16T19:42:13Z

Taylor Frankie Paul, the Mormon #MomTok 'soft-swinger,' says she's 'really struggling' with her divorce

"I got betrayed. I betrayed someone. There's just so much in the mix and behind the scenes that people don't know..." Paul said in a new video.
News 2022-08-10T17:12:23Z

Keffals, a popular trans Twitch streamer, says police arrested her after fake email said she killed her mother

Clara Sorrenti said a troll impersonated her and sent an email to the city council saying she was going to kill the "cis and straight" people there.
Culture 2022-07-27T19:53:03Z

Jaclyn Hill says she's eager to try yak meat from Jeffree Star's Wyoming ranch, even if it's controversial

Insider spoke with YouTuber Jaclyn Hill about her jewelry line, makeup scandals, and fellow influencers like Jeffree Star.
Culture 2022-07-25T20:14:04Z

Want to become a social media influencer? There's a college course for that.

To earn the Media Influencer Certificate, students at Owens Community College must finish courses in coding, advertising, and public speaking.
News 2022-07-25T12:06:40Z

A controversy over major momfluencer Wren & Jacquelyn sparks a campaign over child predators on TikTok

Jacquelyn Paul faced intense backlash when people started speculating the videos of her young daughter were attracting predators.
Lifestyle 2022-07-21T17:33:25Z

Jaclyn Hill says she's being 'very picky' about her wedding invitations and excluding influencers

Insider spoke with Jaclyn Hill about her career, controversies, and upcoming wedding to Jordan Farnum.
Health 2022-07-20T00:32:38Z

Daily Harvest identifies culprit ingredient in recalled lentils that made more than 400 people ill and left some hospitalized

More than 450 people reported illness after eating Daily Harvest's French Lentil + Leek Crumbles from April to June.
Culture 2022-07-19T18:52:03Z

Nia Sioux became a child star on 'Dance Moms' when she was 9. Now she wants her millions of followers to start seeing her as an adult.

21-year-old Nia Sioux starred on reality TV show 'Dance Moms.' She has since become an influencer on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
Beauty 2022-07-18T16:48:11Z

Jaclyn Hill defends Meredith Duxbury's controversial makeup routine: 'I love that she smothers her face in foundation'

Beauty influencer Jaclyn Hill recently spoke with Insider about her career, controversies, and brands.
Culture 2022-07-18T14:27:56Z

An influencer brand is accused of fostering a toxic work environment. The YouTubers behind it say it's an orchestrated attempt to tear them down.

Ethan and Hila Klein defend their clothing brand Teddy Fresh after negative reviews flooded workplace review site Glassdoor.
Health 2022-07-17T13:00:00Z

Daily Harvest built itself on the backs of influencers. Now, some are turning on the company because they believe they were sickened by its food.

Daily Harvest faced a social media backlash and wave of litigation after influencers started to claim its French Lentil + Leek crumbles made them ill.
Culture 2022-07-11T18:29:54Z

Fans who said they attended the Ace Family's festival are sharing photos of collapsed tents, 'crazy' expensive food, and huge queues in 'blistering' heat

The controversial YouTubers hosted a day-long festival that cost $100 to attend. The couple labeled it a success despite attendees sharing disappointing photos and videos on social media.
News 2022-07-10T10:47:00Z

Travel influencers are flocking to Syria and hyping the war-torn country for tourists. Critics say they're normalizing the Assad regime and parroting its narrative of the war.

YouTubers are touring Syria, praising its people — and avoiding giving opinions about the ongoing war. Critics say it's whitewashing.
Culture 2022-07-04T16:32:39Z

ASMR content saw huge growth on YouTube, but now creators are flocking to TikTok instead

ASMR content aims to soothe viewers and trigger pleasant sensations. It saw huge growth on YouTube, but creators say TikTok offers new opportunities.
Asia 2022-06-24T07:41:57Z

China is requiring influencers to have 'qualifications' to discuss law, medicine, and finance during live-streaming sessions

Live-streamers have also been banned from publishing content that "denies the leadership of the Communist Party of China," according to a new guide.
Culture 2022-06-11T12:00:00Z

A sex educator explains 'soft swinging,' the open relationship practice that's caused a high-profile feud on Mormon MomTok

A Mormon influencer caused drama on MomTok, saying her divorce was linked to open-relationship 'soft swinging.' An expert explains the concept and its impact.
Culture 2022-05-27T08:56:49Z

Playboy to pursue an influencer-led business model with its new Centerfold platform

Playboy is on a path to reposition the nearly-70-year-old adult entertainment company as a lifestyle brand and boost its appeal among younger folk.
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