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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Hype by Gabrielle Bluestone


Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet - and Why We're Following by Gabrielle Bluestone

Drawing from scientific research, marketing campaigns, and exclusive documents and interviews, Vice reporter Gabrielle Bluestone delves into the irresistible hype that fuels our social media ecosystem, whether it’s from the trusted influencers that peddled Fyre or the consumer reviews that sold Juicero. A cultural examination that is as revelatory as it is relevant, Hype! pulls back the curtain on the manipulation game behind the never-ending scam season—and how we as consumers can stop getting played.

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