Twitter scientist who died of COVID-19 turned out to be a hoax. It only gets weirder from there.

MediacityAdmin
Twitter scientist who died of COVID-19 turned out to be a hoax. It only gets weirder from there.

What first seemed to be a tragic story — a professor was forced to work in-person and later died from COVID-19 — now seems to be a strange hoax. 

Multiple reports and information uncovered from online sleuths suggest the Twitter account @Sciencing_Bi, who claimed to be a bisexual professor of Native American descent, may have actually been fake. It appears it was the creation of BethAnn McLaughlin, the head of a group called MeTooSTEM, which aims to fight sexual harassment in scientific fields. 

In June, the account @Sciencing_Bi claimed on Twitter that her employer, Arizona State University, forced her to deliver lecturers in person in April to some 200 students, which led to her getting the coronavirus. On July 31, McLaughlin announced from her Twitter account, @McLNeuro, the @Sciencing_Bi had died from COVID-19.  Read more…

More about Twitter, Science, Hoax, Covid 19, and Culture

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next Post

Google+ finally good for something: Getting you $12 (maybe)

It only took nine years, but Google+ may finally be worth something to users. Specifically, up to $12.  Past users of the now-defunct social media platform were hipped to a potential windfall Tuesday morning by an ominous looking email that helpfully assured wary recipients: “You are not being sued.” At […]

Subscribe US Now