• Advertisers Are Giving People With 1,000 Instagram Followers Endorsement Deals

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    Want to shill yoga pants on Instagram like your favorite Kardashian but only have 1/100,000 of her reach? According to a new report from the New York Times , you might be in luck.
    Business reporter Sapna Maheshwari writes that brands are now reaching out to nanoinfluencers, a term “used by companies to describe people who have as few as 1,000 followers and are willing to advertise products on social media”, to proliferate their social stream with ads.
    According to the Association of National Advertisers , as many as 75 percent of national advertisers currently partake in influencer...
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  • Over 600,000 Americans followed fake Russia-linked Instagram accounts that were detected days before the midterms

    Over 600,000 Americans followed fake Russia-linked Instagram accounts that were detected days before the midterms

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    Over 600,000 Americans followed Instagram accounts that are now believed to be run by Russian trolls.
    Facebook, Instagram's parent company, deleted them just days before the 2018 midterms.
    The action came after the company was tipped off by the FBI.
    Over 600,000 Americans followed a series of fake Instagram and Facebook accounts suspected to be linked to Russia that were detected and removed just days before the 2018 midterms.
    On November 5 - the eve of the contentious midterm elections that saw Democrats take control of the House of Representatives - Facebook announced it had been...
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