"It wasn't to deceive my audience." The influencer Capucine Anav, famous since her participation in the sixth season of "Secret Story" in 2012, explained this Saturday on BFM after being pinned by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) for misleading commercial practices. Like other influencers, she was sanctioned for ignoring the rules about business partnerships, while the law on influencers was passed on Thursday. "As soon as I was told of these mistakes, I stopped my practices. I am very, very careful about everything I post, "adds Capucine Anav to the microphone of BFM, which refutes any "voluntary intention".
The former columnist of "Touche pas à mon poste" is obliged to publish for thirty days on her social networks the administrative injunction which was therefore notified to her. And this, so that she stops these practices with the million and a half people who follow her on the networks.
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The 32-year-old influencer had promoted a "mobile anti-wave patch" on her Snapchat account by claiming that it was a "complete" barrier against mobile waves. For this, the frauds believe that she has "implemented misleading commercial practices" on her Snapchat account by referring to the "properties and unproven results" of a product or by alleging a natural or biological composition of a product when this information was false.
"Maybe we should protect ourselves too"
As the sanction provides, Simon Castaldi, 23, also published on his social networks the injunction of the repression of fraud. Questioned this Friday evening on BFM, the young man who claims to no longer do product placement, deplores "a lack of supervision" and the absence of an "influencer's guide". "I do not consider myself to be the head of a system that has been working for years," castigates the young man, who says he is the victim of "name-shaming" (public denunciation) in recent days.
Harassment also denounced by Ilan Castronovo. "Ok, we're protecting consumers, that's fine, but maybe we should protect ourselves from death threats. For me, for my family, anti-Semitic threats, insults and so on, "castigates Ilan Castronovo, this Friday on his Instagram account followed by 2.2 million subscribers. He calls for "a law against harassment on social networks", revealing in story insults received. The repression of fraud had estimated that the young man has, among other things, "on his Instagram account and on his Telegram channels" promoted "a sports betting advice service that it increases the chances of winning at gambling".
Anthony Matéo, former candidate of "Beauty and her Princes", has restricted his Instagram account to his subscribers since the ads of Bercy. In particular, he had presented "hyaluronic acid injections performed by a beautician who does not have the quality of doctor required to perform such medical acts".
Finally, Léa Montchicourt and Gaëtan Debled, the star couple of the show "Les mamans" on 6Ter, was sanctioned for not mentioning their commercial intention on publications on their respective accounts. On Saturday, they did not react officially.