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Popular Russian blogger caught spreading harmful 'pseudoscience'

5 December

Elena Kornilova was a typical Instagram star whose blog was devoted to physical beauty. Her methods were questionable: she advised followers to swallow lots of different pills. She claimed that her expertise was based on her degree in natural sciences. After she had achieved a measure of fame, a commission was set up to combat pseudoscience, it found Kornilova's advice to be very dangerous and that she had no scientific qualification: her degree was fake.