The Problem With Influencers

Source: Current Affairs | by Adenike Fapohunda | Graphic by Mort Todd

They’re not just manipulating your emotions—they’re changing how you experience the world.

Picture this. You’re scrolling late at night through your Instagram recommended feed, when a perfectly curated picture catches your eye. You open up the profile. You’re intrigued. Maybe it’s a perceived similarity between you and the person in front of you, maybe you want to dress like them, maybe you both share a niche interest in vintage Russian babushka dolls. Soon enough, you’re looking at pictures from 2017, and then you follow them.

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