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MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who “died” of COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Twitter drama erupted over the weekend when a much-beloved online persona supposedly died of COVID-19 complications-only to be exposed as a fake account/catfishing scheme by controversial neuroscientist and MeTooSTEM founder BethAnn McLaughlin.
A segment of science Twitter was rocked over the weekend by the discovery that a long-standing, pseudonymous online member had died of COVID-19-related complications. But grief quickly turned to shock, hurt, and anger when the deceased turned out to have never existed. Rather, it was a sock puppet account that we now know was created and...
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