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Instagram says it did not remove Britney Spears' account after the singer's profile mysteriously disappeared

Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Britney Spears' Instagram account was deactivated on Tuesday without explanation. Instagram told Insider that the platform didn't take action against the account. It's possible that Spears or someone with her password deleted the account. See more stories on Insider's business page. Britney Spears' Instagram account is gone and it's not entirel...
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Spotify airs Joe Rogan podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 treatment, despite the FDA calling it 'dangerous'

Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast episode where he defended his use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Vivian Zink/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 recovery. The FDA and CDC have issued warnings against using the antiparasitic drug to treat COVID-19. Rogan has a history of making explosive comments on his podcast. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spotify aired ...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Media, Instagram, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Fda, Ufc, Kardashian, Wall Street Journal, Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Flegenheimer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Joe Rogan


All the fallout from family YouTuber Austin McBroom's disastrous influencer boxing event

The legal walls are closing in on Austin McBroom following his influencer boxing event. Icon Sportswire / Getty Images Austin McBroom's influencer boxing event took place on June 12. Some fighters and investors say they have not been paid. Here's a summary of all the lawsuits so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTuber Austin McBroom is facing legal pressure from multiple angles a month and a half after his influencer boxing event "Social Gloves: Battle of th...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Law, Youtube, Sports, Trends, Lawsuits, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Hall, Influencers, James Harden, Harden, Katz, Wyatt


Austin McBroom's lawyer said there's no way they'll see profits from the influencer boxing match that some fighters said left them unpaid

Influencers Bryce Hall and Austin McBroom fight at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium during LiveXLive’s "Social Gloves: Battle Of The Platforms" on June 12, 2021. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images for LivexLive. An influencer boxing event took place on June 12 and some of the contestants say they were not paid. Two production companies are each placing the blame on the other. The lead attorneys for Simply Greatness Productions and LiveXLive explain their lawsuits. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Lawsuit, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Sports, Trends, Miami, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Brooklyn Nets, Influencers, Youtubers, Ddg, James Harden, NFT, Katz


Early internet star turned celebrity Andy Milonakis revolutionized live streaming and virality, but he still has regrets

Andy Milonakis. Matt Petit/Disney XD via Getty Images Andy Milonakis is 45 now but shows no signs of slowing down. Since creating his own television show in 2003, he's been a rapper, actor, performer, and live streamer. A pioneer of the internet age, Milonakis feels he gets "judged" for his appearance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Andy Milonakis has spent the past two months in the mountains on the island of Crete, Greece at his grandparent's house. Almost every...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Media, Jimmy Kimmel, Greece, Entertainment, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Trends, Mtv, Creators, Queens, Riff Raff, Streaming, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Twitch


TikTok and Twitter removed videos exposing gay athletes on dating apps in Tokyo's Olympic Village

Getty TikTok and Twitter removed videos that exposed gay Olympians using the dating app Grindr. An Insider article found creators using Grindr's "explore" feature to find gay athletes. The videos risked outing athletes, potentially putting some in danger. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok and Twitter removed several videos from their platforms that exposed gay Olympians in Tokyo using the dating app Grindr.An Insider article published Tuesday revealed multiple vi...
Tags: Twitter, News, Media, Sports, International, Trends, Olympics, Tokyo, Lgbtq, Grindr, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Olympics, Tiktok, Benjamin Goggin


Insiders reveal how celebrities are responding to recent dating app profile leaks

Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry (are two celebrities whose purported interactions were leaked online by people they matched with on dating apps. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images (left) and Kevin Winter/Getty Images (right) Videos that appeared to show Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck matching with dating app users recently went viral. Dating apps and celebrity advisors are dealing with increased concern over privacy and security. Insider spoke to experts, celebrities, and influencers who explained h...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, La, New York City, Ben Affleck, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Dating Apps, Warner, Bumble, Facetime, Spencer


Amazon is selling products emblazoned with a far-right, white nationalist meme

A Trump supporter wears a "Groyper" meme shirt outside the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol riot. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Amazon is selling three products promoting the far-right meme Groyper. Groyper, a spinoff of Pepe the Frog, is closely linked with the white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes. On Monday, Media Matters for America reported additional items that appear to have been removed. Visit Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Washington Post, US, America, Trends, Fbi, Reddit, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Pepe, Trump


A woman who applied for a job at a Michigan boutique store outed its boss for calling her 'not that cute' in an accidental email

Gracie Lorincz, 21, made a TikTok video about an email she accidentally received from the VP of Operations at Ava Lane Boutique in Auburn Hills, Michigan. @ggggmoneyyy/TikTok A girl who applied for a job at a Michigan boutique store outed its boss for calling her "not that cute" in an email. In a viral TikTok video, Gracie Lorincz said she was hurt after receiving the email accidentally. The owners of the store apologized on Facebook Live and said they're receiving online abuse. See m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Chuck, Post, Sexism, Careers, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Michigan, Facebook Live, Laura, Heather, Auburn Hills Michigan, Digital Culture, Job Application


Banking Must Realign Its Workforce for The Digital Future

As workers begin to return to offices, banking has a rare opportunity to retrain and reskill for a digital future. The post Banking Must Realign Its Workforce for The Digital Future appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Digital Transformation, Finance, Training, Customer Experience, Digital Banking, Employee Experience, Digital Banking Strategies, Digital Culture, Technology Strategies, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content


Banking Must Rethink Workforce Readiness for Digital Future

As workers begin to return to offices, banking has a rare opportunity to retrain and reskill for a digital future. The post Banking Must Rethink Workforce Readiness for Digital Future appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Digital Transformation, Finance, Training, Customer Experience, Spotlight, Digital Banking, Employee Experience, Digital Banking Strategies, Digital Culture, Technology Strategies, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content


Banking Must Rethink Workforce Alignment for Digital Future

As workers begin to return to offices, banking has a rare opportunity to retrain and reskill for a digital future. The post Banking Must Rethink Workforce Alignment for Digital Future appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Digital Transformation, Finance, Training, Customer Experience, Spotlight, Digital Banking, Employee Experience, Digital Banking Strategies, Digital Culture, Technology Strategies, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content


Chrissy Teigen team member says designer Michael Costello faked the DMs that showed her bullying him

Entertainer Chrissy Teigen (R), designer Michael Costello (insert). Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic, Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images Designer Michael Costello accused Chrissy Teigen of bullying him in purported Instagram DMs. The designer said Teigen's purported messages and blacklisting caused him to want to kill himself. A member of Teigen's team says the messages Costello posted are fake. The screenshots appear to be manipulated. Read more of Insider's digital cult...
Tags: Beyonce, News, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Chrissy Teigen, The Daily Beast, Courtney Stodden, Michael, Leona Lewis, Lewis, R, Teigen, COSTELLO, Digital Culture


Naomi Osaka's anxiety concerns make perfect sense - mental health issues in athletes are wildspread, according to experts

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Naomi Osaka announced she would be withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health reasons. She initially boycotted post-match press conferences, before pulling out altogether. Media attention can exacerbate anxiety and depression and "impostor syndrome," according to experts who spoke to Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week af...
Tags: Media, Life, Sports, International, Trends, Mental Health, Anxiety, Tennis, Paris, Andy Murray, Osaka, Naomi Osaka, Morin, Alliant International University, Digital Culture, Amy Morin


Pokémon card influencers explain how scalpers, nostalgia, and YouTube have boosted the value of the collectables to hundreds-of-thousands of dollars

Pokemon Cards Photo by Achim Scheidemann / picture alliance via Getty Images Pokémon card prices are on the rise and scalpers are becoming an issue in the collector community. Card prices soared over the course of 2020 due to nostalgia and YouTuber influence. Target recently stopped selling the cards in their stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the course of 2020 and 2021, Pokémon card scalpers have been waiting for hours at stores to buy up large numbers of card...
Tags: Media, Youtube, Ebay, Advertising, Trends, Psa, Sony, Retail, Pokemon, TCG, Teddy, PAUL, McDonald, Mills, Pokemon Company, Steve Aoki


Facebook's attempt to 'depressurize' Instagram is over. Now, hiding likes will be a 'matter of personal choice.'

Instagram found that user wellbeing and app usage didn't change when likes were removed. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello! This story is from today's edition of Morning Brew, an awesome daily email publication read by 2.5 million next-generation leaders like you. Sign up here to get it!After years of talking about it, Facebook officially released its likes-hiding option on Facebook and Instagram. Users of both apps can choose to hide the number of likes and reactions for their...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Digital Culture, Morning Brew, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Samantha Lee, Insider Inc


Twitch, in response to action against hot tub streamers, promises not to discriminate against 'sexy' people

Amouranth streaming on her channel on Twitch Twitch/Amouranth Twitch published a blog post on Friday in response to a trend of users streaming from hot tubs while wearing bikinis. The company admitted that advertisements had been pulled from some accounts at brands' requests. Twitch said "being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules," and said it was creating a new category for users. See more stories on Insider's business page. In response to ads being demonetized fro...
Tags: Trends, Twitch, Swimsuits, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk, Twitch Twitch Amouranth Twitch, Kaitlyn Siragusa


Elon Musk responded to claims that he stole memes with more uncredited memes

Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk has frequently stolen memes, The New York Times reported. When reached by The Times for comment, Musk responded with more uncredited memes. Reposting memes without credit can have negative ramifications for original creators. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X who has over 53 million Twitter followers, is a known lover of memes. But he's frequently been accused of stealing them ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Memes, The Times, Reddit, Times, Musk, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Lorenz, Klee, Digital Culture


YouTube says it has demonetized James Charles' channel temporarily amid allegations that he sexted minors

James Charles / YouTube James Charles' channel has been demonetized, YouTube confirmed. YouTube told Insider Charles had been "temporarily removed" from the Partner Program. The move came in the wake of more than 15 sexual-misconduct accusations from men and boys. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube has temporarily removed one of its most popular creators from its Partner Program, restricting the makeup YouTuber James Charles' ability to make money from the pl...
Tags: News, Media, Youtube, Life, Advertising, Trends, Creators, Jaden Smith, Charles, Sexting, Youtubers, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dawson, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Shane Dawson


YouTube has demonetized James Charles temporarily amid allegations that he sexted minors

James Charles / YouTube James Charles has been demonetized, YouTube confirmed. YouTube told Insider that Charles has been "temporarily removed" from the Partner Program. The move follows more than 15 sexual misconduct accusations from men and boys. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube has temporarily removed one of its most popular creators from its Partner Program, restricting makeup YouTuber James Charles' ability to make money from the platform. In a statement t...
Tags: News, Media, Youtube, Life, Advertising, Trends, Creators, Jaden Smith, Charles, Sexting, Youtubers, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dawson, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Shane Dawson


Dogecoin's cocreator explains how the 'parody' currency turned into a billion-dollar movement

Dogecoin is a "meme" cryptocurrency, seemingly created as a joke. Yuriko Nakao/Getty Dogecoin has exploded in value in the past week, rewarding those who invested in the meme currency. In 2013, Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer created the cryptocurrency as a parody. Markus believes a "friendly, low barrier to entry" has allowed Dogecoin to surpass its meme status. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dogecoin is the earnest cryptocurrency, born out of a meme that the creator th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Adobe, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Tesla, Economy, Bitcoin, Innovation, Palmer, Nintendo, Ibm, Markus, Dogecoin, Digital Culture, Shiba Inu


A Twitch streamer ended his 31-day livestream by breaking the record for the most-subscribed-to personality on the platform

The exact moment on Ludwig's stream when he broke the record Twitch/Ludwig Ludwig Ahgren broke the record for most subscribed to channel on Twitch, with over 269,000 subs. The streamer broadcasted his daily life 24/7 for the past 31 days, becoming an internet sensation. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the star dethroned by Ahgren, tweeted "records are meant to be broken." See more stories on Insider's business page. Ludwig Ahgren, who goes by his first name on Twitch, is now the most subscr...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Creators, Super Smash Bros, Twitch, Humane Society, Arizona State University, Ny Times, St Jude, Ludwig, Blevins, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Jeremy Wang


Spotify quietly removed over 40 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, report says

Syfy/Getty Images Over 40 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast have been removed from Spotify. Episodes removed included far-right activists Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Gavin Mcinnes. "There were a few episodes they didn't want on their platform," Rogan said of Spotify in February. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spotify appears to be removing controversial episodes of its wildly popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast from its service.According to a repor...
Tags: Spotify, News, Media, Entertainment, Advertising, Trends, Portland, Kardashian, MMA, Caitlyn Jenner, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Joe Rogan, Rogan, David Seaman, Gavin McInnes


Makeup lovers are boycotting Morphe as the brand stays silent on James Charles sexting allegations

James Charles attends his Morphe Meet & Greet at Roosevelt Field Mall on December 1, 2018 in Garden City, New York. Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images Makeup brand Morphe is being bombarded by the "#BoycottMorphe" hashtag on social media. The company is being criticized for its longtime sponsorship and collaboration with James Charles. Charles has been accused by more than 15 men and boys of sexual harassment and sexting with minors. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: News, Media, Life, Trends, Star, Creators, Retail, Charles, Grooming, Sexting, Youtubers, Westbrook, Los Angeles California, Dawson, Roosevelt Field Mall, Digital Culture


Companies are staying silent amid beauty guru James Charles' sexting scandal

James Charles Stefanie Keenan/WireImage/Getty Images In a recent YouTube video, James Charles admitted to sexting with boys who now say they're minors. Most brands working with or adjacent to Charles have ignored Insider's requests for comment. YouTube did not respond to an inquiry, but announced that Charles would not host the second season of Instant Influencer. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the five years since James Charles began posting regularly on YouT...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Brands, Lgbtq, Charles, Kylie Jenner, Chipotle, Sephora, Laura, Lilly, Ulta, The Trevor Project, Digital Culture


James Charles' underage sexting scandal lands makeup brand Morphe in hot water

Influencer James Charles recently addressed allegations that he was having inappropriate conversations with minors on Snapchat. Presley Ann / Getty Images James Charles recently addressed accusations that he had flirtatious conversations with minors on Snapchat. He apologized for being 'reckless' and said he was unaware that they were underage when the interactions began. Makeup brand Morphe is being criticized for not speaking out against Charles and continuing to promote his prod...
Tags: News, Makeup, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Life, Advertising, US, Trends, Star, Beauty, Charles, Nickelodeon, Influencers, Dawson, Digital Culture


Former Moonies cult members are working with families of QAnon believers to help their loved ones get a grip on reality

Jake Angeli, wrapped in a QAnon flag, addresses supporters of President Donald Trump as they protest outside the Maricopa County Election Department in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 5, 2020. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images Former members of the Unification Church are acting as counselors to families of QAnon believers. Diane Benscoter and Dr. Steven Hassan told Insider there'd been a surge of interest in recent weeks. While there is no quick fix, experts say there are ways to have ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Cult, Netflix, News UK, Donald Trump, Afp, Capitol, PHOENIX Arizona, Hassan, Ipsos, US Capitol, Digital Culture, Moonie, Moonies


EA Sports distances itself from David Dobrik in light of a rape allegation against a former Vlog Squad member

EA Sports has distanced itself from David Dobrik amid controversies. David Dobrik / Vlog Squad David Dobrik's Vlog Squad is embroiled in controversy following an Insider investigation. EA Sports, which once gave Dobrik a Lamborghini, said it has no future plans to work with him. The statement comes after SeatGeek, a major Dobrik sponsor, said it would review their partnership. See more stories on Insider's business page. The company that once gifted David Dobrik a brand new Lamborg...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Life, Advertising, Trends, EA, David, Seatgeek, Ea Sports, Forbes, Influencers, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Sexual Assault Allegations


Facebook is building an instagram app for kids under 13, led by the former head of YouTube Kids

The log of the Instagram app on a smartphone. Photothek/Getty Images Facebook is building an Instagram app for kids under 13, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. The project will be led by Pavni Diwanji, who previously led YouTube's kid-focused products. Facebook has faced backlash over the safety and mental health impacts of such products. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to build a version of its app targeted specifically toward child...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Harassment, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Youtube, US, Trends, Digital Privacy, Facebook Messenger, Cyberbullying, Child Sex Abuse, Youtube Kids, Ftc


SeatGeek is reviewing its partnership with YouTube star David Dobrik after a rape allegation was made against a former Vlog Squad member

In 2019, SeatGeek sponsored David Dobrik's fan meet-and-greet. SeatGeek The ticket-selling service SeatGeek is known for its partnership with YouTube creator David Dobrik. Following an Insider investigation into a former member of Dobrik's YouTube Vlog Squad, the group has been embroiled in controversy. A SeatGeek spokesperson told Insider it is currently "reviewing internally how we want to proceed." See more stories on Insider's business page. A prominent sponsor of YouTube s...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Life, Advertising, Trends, Tesla, David, Seatgeek, Influencers, Ian, Borthwick, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Sexual Assault Allegations, David Dobrik