The Fyre Festival of 2017 promoted itself on Instagram with sensual images of famous models, including Bella Hadid (centre) and Emily Ratajkowski (second left), two major social media influencers. Photo: Instagram
Michael Hiltzik
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Hiltzik

Kendall Jenner to Olivia Jade, how social media influencers are not always what they seem

  • An ecosystem of influencers and brands seeking notice in today’s fragmented media world is growing, but knowing what are genuine opinions can be hard
  • Kendall Jenner was reportedly paid US$250,000 for a single Instagram post about the disastrous Fyre Festival of 2017

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The Fyre Festival of 2017 promoted itself on Instagram with sensual images of famous models, including Bella Hadid (centre) and Emily Ratajkowski (second left), two major social media influencers. Photo: Instagram
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