Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Verdict

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The Facts

  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.

  • Whistleblowers alerted the WSJ that Theranos' blood-testing technology didn't work.

The Spin

Right narrative

Holmes' fraud was enabled by the era of advocacy journalism; prioritizing a progressive narrative over objective research built her image and made her product credible.

Left narrative

Silicon Valley is dominated by a toxic entrepreneurial culture where investors have no incentive to expose fraud.

Political split



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