Belle Gibson and Social Media Con Artists. In Steve and Ben’s new episode of SciTech Culture they discuss the extraordinary story of Belle Gibson who successfully took so many online for fools with her fake heart-warming cancer battle story. Watch below:
The extraordinary story of Belle Gibson and her battle to overcome significant health battles became extraordinary for a different reason when serious doubts were cast over her story and whether or not she used her cancer battle as a front to sell her wellness app and book, The Whole Pantry. Now her book publishers have shelved her book, and Apple has pulled her successful app from the app store, with many calling for her to be made accountable for misleading the public. Steve and Ben take a look at this new form of con artistry, and whether or not today’s technology and platforms has made it easier for people like Belle Gibson to get away with this sort of fraud.
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