Denmark will regulate social media influencers after an Instagram star has posted a suicide letter online
- Fie Laursen sent her 336,000-strong follower in a panic on Saturday afternoon
- Her family has said that the 23-year-old Instagram star is recovering in the hospital
- Denmark forces influencers to & # 39; editorial responsibility & # 39; to exercise about the content
Denmark has announced a clampdown on the content of the country's social media influencers after an Instagram star has shared a suicide letter with its thousands of fans.
Fie Laursen panicked her 336,000-strong mammoth when she posted the letter on the platform on Saturday afternoon.
It remained on her Instagram account for two days before it was deleted by her family, who said the 23-year-old online personality, from Copenhagen, is recovering at the hospital.
Fie Laursen, 23, sent her 336,000-strong mammoth in a panic when she posted the letter on the platform on Saturday afternoon
The influencer, which also has a large YouTube fan base, has played a leading role in Danish reality TV shows such as Paradise Hotel
The Danish government is now forcing influencers to take & # 39; editorial responsibility & # 39; by allowing their content to fall under the same rules that govern regular media channels.
& # 39; When you reach a certain number of people who are followers of your page, you have the same responsibility as when you were an editor in a newspaper or on old media & # 39 ;, said the Education and Education Minister, Pernille Rosenkrantz -Theil. BBC.
& # 39; So, for example … the Danish ethical standards for the press are that you don't write about suicide or suicide attempts if it doesn't concern the general public. We want the same standards to be applied to social media. & # 39;
Laursen & # 39; s family – who deleted the post – said the Instagram star is now recovering at the hospital
Laursen & # 39; s Instagram post attracted more than 8,000 responses and 30,000 likes before it was deleted.
The influencer, which also has a large YouTube fan base, has played a leading role in Danish reality TV shows such as Paradise Hotel.
Denmark's increased regulation of influencer content comes after Instagram, and increased efforts to remove self-damaging posts from the site.
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