Sarah Palin Really Wants You to Drink This 'Skinny Tea'April 23, 2018 5:37pm

Move over, Beyonce and Dwayne Johnson: There's apparently a new Instagram influencer in town. That would be Sarah Palin, per CNN, who only showed up on the social media platform in October, yet already has more than 26,000 followers and has now taken to promoting a "skinny" beverage.

In the post from last Thursday, Palin shows a picture of herself holding a jug of Teami brand tea, which she says was recommended to her by her daughter Bristol, and offers a 15% discount for those interested if they use the code "PALIN" upon purchase.

A rep for the company notes that Palin "has been a customer of our brand since 2016. … We are very lucky that she chose to share her Teami experience with her audience." However, CNN notes FTC requirements about being a social media influencer to ensure there's full disclosure about the influencers' relationship to the brands they're promoting: Although CNN estimates that, based on her follower count, Palin could have been paid around $250 for her post, it's not clear whether she was actually paid for it, as she didn't use the hashtags one typically uses on sponsored posts (e.g., #spon, #ad, or #sponsored).

Neither the Teami rep nor Palin responded to CNN's query about payment.

More From Newser

This article originally appeared on Newser: Sarah Palin Really Wants You to Drink This 'Skinny Tea'

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

Facebook's Zuckerberg developed a fraudulent scheme to 'weaponize' data, lawsuit allegesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to misuse a huge amount of private data to pump up his company’s bottom line and push out rivals, a lawsuit alleges.
Twitter users blocked by Trump since he's taken officeA professor, a doctor, a police officer — these are just a few of the Twitter users President Trump has blocked in recent years.
Facebook and Twitter announce stricter political ad guidelines ahead of midterms
FILE- In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed as Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, and Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, testify during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook says it will require political advertisers in the U.S. to label “issue ads” that disclose who paid for them, part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elections-related misuse of its platform. Such ads played prominently in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US
Google employees are spending heavily to elect Democrats in California and to flip the House
Facebook moves to ramp up transparency on political adsWith the 2018 midterm elections heating up, Facebook unveiled new efforts Thursday to make its political advertisements more transparent.

Related Searches

Related Searches