Instagram’s Uneasy Rise as a News Site

February 22, 2024

Mr. Oinounou said the agency had told him, “We understand how people are getting their news.”“People are very critical and cynical about information they’re getting from traditional outlets,” Mr. Oinounou said in an interview. There are more overtly political influencers, such as Emily Amick, 39, a lawyer with more than 134,000 followers. Many news influencers also accept paid sponsorship deals that they incorporate into Instagram posts. “Everyone has sort of become a broadcaster or a source of information for their friends and family,” Mr. Oinounou said. So this is the way for them to be able to consume news through a modality they’re already using.”The post Instagram’s Uneasy Rise as a News Site appeared first on New York Times.