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Squeezie dissociates itself from the platform of influencers

2023-03-26T20:18:11.719Z


Squeezie, the biggest French Youtuber with almost 18 million subscribers, dissociated himself Sunday from a forum of influencers of which he was...


Squeezie, the biggest French Youtuber with almost 18 million subscribers, dissociated himself Sunday from a tribune of influencers of which he was a signatory and which denounced the "

drifts of a minority

", before the examination of a law who should oversee the sector.

"

I made the mistake of giving my consent to have my name appear in a very awkward op-ed that I didn't even read before posting,

" Squeezie tweeted, in a post that has already seen more than a million likes. times Sunday evening.

"

I was presented with this forum as a way to defend ourselves against overly extreme laws, which could have wrongly penalized honest content creators

" while, among the signatories, "

we find influencers at the very origin of the problem (people who have put forward the casino, cosmetic surgery, scams, etc.)

”, reacts Squeezie, also followed by 9 million fans on Twitter.

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I have always been above reproach and transparent in my work with brands.

I am not impacted by these laws, I have nothing to lose with this reform which is intended to regulate immoral product placements, mainly made by ill-intentioned influencers.

I am delighted that these scammers are finally sanctioned

, ”he concludes.

Fight against “

minority drift

In this column published in

Le Journal du Dimanche

, 150 of the biggest French influencers and Youtubers asked the deputies “

not to break (their) model

” because of “the

drift of a minority

”.

Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, presented a battery of measures on Friday to regulate a sector so far largely unconstrained.

In particular, he wants to subject the 150,000 French influencers, who often live from the promotion of products,

to the "same rules

" of advertising as the traditional media.

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The small world of Instagram, YouTube and TikTok stars is worried about being equated with those who are accused of misleading consumers.

In January, against the backdrop of a controversy between rapper Booba and Magali Berdah, boss of one of the first influencer agencies, the repression of fraud (DGCCRF) published a damning investigation into practices in the sector: deception on products sold, promotion of risky sports bets or even injections "

by beauticians and non-health professionals

".

The cross-partisan bill to be considered in open session in the National Assembly this week also plans to ban the promotion of cosmetic surgery.

Source: lefigaro

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