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  • LilMiquela’s hack taps into multichannel storytelling
  • LilMiquela’s hack taps into multichannel storytelling
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LilMiquela’s hack taps into multichannel storytelling

CG influencer Lil Miquela – created by real-life start-up Brud – has been hacked by an alt-right troll and come out as a robot. Brud has received millions in investment off the back of this digital soap opera  a PR stunt that’s emblematic of a media landscape entwined with social platforms.



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  • LilMiquela questions online authenticity

    LilMiquela questions online authenticity

    Amassing over 50,000 followers with her feed of carefully-composed selfies, @lilmiquela may seem like just another Instagram it-girl at first glance. But a closer look reveals that there’s more, and less, to her than meets the eye. She's been created to parody the construction of digital identities.