Influencers slammed for selling 'disgusting' ISIS-themed T-shirts for podcast

Influencers slammed for selling 'disgusting' ISIS-themed T-shirts for podcast

Two podcasters are in hot water after releasing merchandise designed to resemble the ISIS flag. Anna Khachiyan and Dasha Nekrasova organize the podcast Red Scare in which they discuss film, art and current affairs. They are notorious for their inflammatory views on cultural movements such…

Government pays social media influencers to tout Test and Trace scheme

Government pays social media influencers to tout Test and Trace scheme

The Government has admitted to paying social media influencers and reality TV stars to promote the NHS Test and Trace system as it failed to reach its 80% target for the ninth week in a row. A spokesman said the Government had a responsibility to…

School leavers 'dream of becoming influencers, app developers and drone pilots'

School leavers 'dream of becoming influencers, app developers and drone pilots'

Today’s school leavers dream of becoming social media influencers and video games developers, new research suggests. A report from Samsung’s Alternative Careers Guide found 16-to-18-year-olds were no longer interested in traditional careers such as accountancy, teaching or law. In a survey of 3,000 school leavers,…

In These Uncertain Times, Please Spare a Thought for Struggling Instagram Influencers

In These Uncertain Times, Please Spare a Thought for Struggling Instagram Influencers

It’s easy to go nuts reading the New York Times and marveling at the contradictions in its coverage, and it’s probably not worth dwelling on at length. But Joe Simonson is right: Taylor Lorenz’s profile of Instagram “influencers” who are continuing to throw parties during…

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