An Australian Instagram star with 2 million followers has some pretty intense dress code requirements for guests attending her wedding

Shutterstock Wedding guests of Instagram star Pia Muehlenbeck have been told to wear “muted earth ones.” The instructions were issued with a mood board on the couple’s wedding website. They are due to marry in December. You only get married once (in an ideal world), so brides and grooms can be forgiven for wanting to […]

MSNBC pundit Joy Reid sued for defamation after siccing her followers on Trump supporter

MSNBC host Joy Reid has been sued by a woman who received a torrent of verbal abuse, including death threats, from Reid’s Twitter base after the host accused her of hurling racial slurs at a 14-year old. Roslyn La Liberte has become widely known as the screaming woman in a MAGA cap in a notorious […]

Iceland player gains 250,000 Instagram followers after substitute appearance against Argentina

Rurik Gíslason, a previously unheralded midfielder from the German second division, has seen his Instagram following swell by 250,000 overnight after a brief cameo in his nation’s opening game in the World Cup. He may have only played a half hour in Iceland’s 1-1 draw with Argentina but Rurik Gíslason has already made quite an […]

50 Cent just announced he’s leaving Instagram, where he has 18 million followers, because the site removed his content without telling him (FB)

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images 50 Cent is a major influencer on Instagram. But now the rapper says he’s leaving Instagram because the social network removed content from his account without warning him first. He marked his return to Twitter with a photo of him raising a glass of rosé wine.   Instagram may have just […]

Facebook will now require Pages with large followers as well as political ads to be authorized (FB)

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Facebook is changing how it manages Pages and ads on both its social network and on Instagram. The company will require political and issue-based ads and Pages with large numbers of followers to be authorized; advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location. The changes are aimed at increasing transparency and […]

New York AG will investigate firm selling fake followers to stars

Twitter bots are bad enough by themselves, but it’s worse when they’re built using real info — and New York wants to clamp down. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into Devumi, a company that sold over 3.5 million fake social network followers (primarily on Twitter) to celebrities and politicians. While bots […]