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I’m an Actress With Millions of Instagram Followers. Yes, I Still Feel Insecure

It took a lot of courage to say that I’m actually what I’m not on social media. This is the real me.
Isabelle Daza

I Scammed Influencer Caroline Calloway at Her Event, The Scam

The Instagram user has been selling a glamorous illusion; in reality, she seems to be struggling to pay her rent.
Anna Iovine
Social Media

We Asked Indian Instagram Influencers About the Future of the Industry

With Instagram ‘hiding’ its likes, reports of falling engagement rates and investigations revealing that Indian influencers have millions of fake followers, we explore if the age of the influencers is dramatically dying, or simply evolving.
Shamani Joshi
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Instagram Influencers Have 16 Million Fake Followers

A study finds that Indian content creators have the third-highest number of bought followers, likes and boosted engagement in the world.
Shamani Joshi

Influencers Are Losing Their Influence

A new study found fewer people are engaging with influencer posts.
Erica Euse
Social Media

An Indonesian University Is Accepting YouTubers And Exempting Them From Entrance Exams

Content creators with 10,000 subscribers or more can skip an Indonesian university’s entrance exam.
Ikhwan Hastanto
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I Found Out How to Make My Cat an Influencer at the London Cat Expo

I want that Grumpy Cat money – but how do I get there?
Rosie Hewitson
Social Media

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
VICE Guide To Gen Z

Have You Checked Out Snapchat’s List of Trends for 2019?

Does it work for us desis?
Shamani Joshi

Instagram Is Declaring War on Fake Followers and Paid for Likes

Could this mean the death of the influencer, as we know it, is upon us?
Roisin Lanigan
Social Media

This Six-Year-Old BMXer Might Just Be India’s Youngest Influencer

Meet Ali Sayed, the kid with more than 50k followers on Instagram.
Shamani Joshi
Social Media

How to Buy a Piece of India’s Burgeoning Instagram Economy

Winning friends and influencing people is cheaper than a packet of chips when ₹1 gets you four Instagram followers.
Chandni Doulatramani