'Influencers are being taken advantage of': the social media stars turning to unions

Brooke Erin Duffy was recently quoted by The Guardian on how she sees social media influencers turning to unionization to fight industry exploitation: 

In her research, she discovered countless young creatives work for nothing – or, as the brands put it, “for exposure” – in the hope that it will one day pay off. “It is a winner-takes-all economy where only a handful of influencers benefit tremendously,” she says. “The lack of regulation amplifies these imbalances.”

Read the full story from The Guardian.

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Influencer Amy Hart, who appeared on Love Island, encouraged her Twitter followers to join a union. Photograph: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock