Ruby Franke, the YouTube mommy blogger behind the channel 8 Passengers, was arrested last week after her 12-year-old son climbed out a window and ran to a neighbor's house asking for food and water.
For years, the Utah YouTube star sparked criticism for her parenting tactics. She was arrested this week after her malnourished son escaped out a window and ran to a nearby home, police said.
Evoking debates from the days when child actors had little protections, the digital age is revealing a need for similar types of oversight.
After a recent trip to some of the company's facilities in Guangzhou, China, young tastemakers fawned over happy employees and sweat-free working conditions. Now the influencers are facing a backlash.
Learning to save and invest is more accessible than ever thanks to social media. But there are potential pitfalls, say personal finance experts — including influencers themselves.