Data & Society > our work > press coverage > Instagram Influencers Are Using The California Wildfires To Sell Products And Post Nudes

Buzzfeed | 11.21.18

Instagram Influencers Are Using The California Wildfires To Sell Products And Post Nudes

Joan Donovan

Media Manipulation Research Lead Joan Donovan explains the term “keyword squatting” in the context of Instagram influencers & the California wildfires.

“’Especially within Instagram, because there are so few ways to search, we see people who want to become influencers use breaking news events’ to inject themselves into popular hashtags or locations, Donovan said.”

Subscribe to the Data & Society newsletter

Twitter |  Facebook  |  Medium  | RSS   |  Donate

Reporters and media:
[email protected]

General inquiries:
[email protected]

Unless otherwise noted this site and its contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.  |  Privacy policy