Sponsored posts from celebrities — or worse yet, "influencers" — are bad when it's not clear they're actually ads. That's why, according to a report from Bloomberg, the Federal Trade Commission wants to crack down on these fuzzily-labelled posts.
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Video: As if you needed more proof that celebrities live in a different world than us: here's what happens when an Instagram account with 8 million followers (this particular one shows the 433 soccer account) posts a picture and then gets deluged with likes, comments, emojis and whatever other notification. There's no sad awkward moment before your first like from your mum, no social anxiety about social media, instead the phone becomes essentially unusable as it gets bombarded because of its popularity, like its being forced to run some sort of hacker script but it's really just hundreds and thousands and millions of people across the world looking at their phone and double tapping on a dumb picture about nothing.
The Fappening made headlines over a year ago, and Feds are still hunting down the hackers responsible for releasing hundreds of naked celebrity photos. Now there's been a new celebrity hack, one that might be slightly more terrifying.
At last, no more roaming the streets of your town hoping Cupid's arrow will guide you to that dreamy B-movie star or hot relative of the mayor. Because thanks to Tinder's new Verified Profiles, those local celebrities on Tinder will now be verified — which, in theory, means your dream of dating them could come true!
In April, snitchy Californians lodged 22,000 water-wasting complaints that resulted in 838 penalties issued. And guess what? The state reduced overall water use by 13.5 per cent. It's evidence that these kinds of reporting efforts might be working. What's not really working? Posting photos of celebrity homes on Twitter.
It's a tale as old as time: Celebrity joins Twitter, celebrity gets viciously harassed on Twitter, celebrity becomes a shell of their former self because of Twitter, until finally — celebrity leaves Twitter. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is now counting herself among the chosen few (hundred). Because remember: Twitter's broken, and it's not getting fixed any time soon.