Influencers are individuals with a high profile on social media. Some have millions of followers. German teenager Luna Farina, for one, hopes Instagram will help her make it as a pop star.
How is the internet changing art? What about social media? A museum in the eastern German city of Leipzig explores the issue in an exhibition with a title that refers to a typical Instagram phrase — "Link in Bio."
A German Instagram beauty influencer was jailed after illegally injecting filler into people's lips and noses. Her clients later complained of complications related to her procedures.
German companies and political parties paid for an online popularity boost. Who bought likes on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube usually remains hidden from the public, but poor programming brought the details to light.
Germany's military has apologzied after it posted a Wehrmacht outfit as part of a "uniforms and fashion" social media campaign. The Bundeswehr has become active on social media in attempts to drive recruitment.
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