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    Default Barbie in NASA

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...aiming-worked/

    The gist: A student at bio-engineering, with one or two Masters, and a participation in the summer camp of NASA, claimed to be a renowned researcher, who works for NASA and was behind a revolutionary and successful transplantation (in reality, she had a marginal role, at best, while the patient died and those responsible were fired for their violation of medical ethics).

    Pretty much everyone bought her story, including Mattel, BBC and even Forbes. When she was rewarded for her efforts by the Greek Ministry of Education, an academic expressed his doubts and the card tower collapsed. So far she has not replied to any accusations. Some pro-government media try to wash her off, as a victim of media hype, but the truth is that Antoniadou lied several times and had built her profile carefully, by spamming Instagram pictures wearing NASA t-shirts and even receiving notoriously fake awards, like the Giuseppe Sciacca one.

    It's not the first time a fraudster manages to manipulate so many figures and institutions, but few can boast of deceiving BBC, EPP and Forbes. The issue reveals in my opinion how amateurish international entities evaluate the candidates for awards. There's basically zero critical thinking and searching, but they simply read their bios and judge by their publicity.
    However, due to their authority, they increase the reliability of the quacks, in a time where societies are subject to waves of advertisement concerning "alternative" medical practices that can provoke great harm for public health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crandar View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...aiming-worked/

    The gist: A student at bio-engineering, with one or two Masters, and a participation in the summer camp of NASA, claimed to be a renowned researcher, who works for NASA and was behind a revolutionary and successful transplantation (in reality, she had a marginal role, at best, while the patient died and those responsible were fired for their violation of medical ethics).

    Pretty much everyone bought her story, including Mattel, BBC and even Forbes. When she was rewarded for her efforts by the Greek Ministry of Education, an academic expressed his doubts and the card tower collapsed. So far she has not replied to any accusations. Some pro-government media try to wash her off, as a victim of media hype, but the truth is that Antoniadou lied several times and had built her profile carefully, by spamming Instagram pictures wearing NASA t-shirts and even receiving notoriously fake awards, like the Giuseppe Sciacca one.

    It's not the first time a fraudster manages to manipulate so many figures and institutions, but few can boast of deceiving BBC, EPP and Forbes. The issue reveals in my opinion how amateurish international entities evaluate the candidates for awards. There's basically zero critical thinking and searching, but they simply read their bios and judge by their publicity.
    However, due to their authority, they increase the reliability of the quacks, in a time where societies are subject to waves of advertisement concerning "alternative" medical practices that can provoke great harm for public health.
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