UFC fighter Paige VanZant and model Charlotte McKinney told us how they deal with stalkers and harassers on Instagram

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  • People ought to think twice about harassing Paige VanZant online. She punches people for a living. But they do it anyway.
  • UFC fighter VanZant and model Charlotte McKinney told us how they deal with creepy or dangerous online fans.
  • McKinney has a time-delay tactic to avoid stalkers, who have harassed her family members.

Sometimes, being “Instagram famous” isn’t much fun. Sure, you might have millions of adoring fans. And yes, brands might give you sponsorship money for exposure on your account. But the dark side of social media stardom is the harassment and stalking you get from obsessive fans. Many users say Instagram has a harassment problem that the company has failed to deal with.

On the 20,000-seat centre stage at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon this year, I participated in a panel about social media with UFC fighter Paige VanZandt and model/actress Charlotte McKinney, who have 1.9 million and 1.4 million Instagram fans, respectively.

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