'Ruined by the reckless few': how paranoia hijacked Instagram wellness

  • Deborah Lupton

Description

Tab Sejoe first followed wellness influencer Pete Evans on Instagram for his recipes. A survivor of breast cancer, she has a long interest in the idea of food as medicine. And for the most part, when he posted about his personal life or politics, the Melbourne-based designer and student ignored it and scrolled by.

But then there was what she saw as an "escalation" in cryptic posts. The coronavirus conspiracy theories, for example.

Link:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-06-16/wellness-instagram-influencers-veer-into-conspiracy-theories/12348776

Subject

News and Media

Period15 Jun 2020 → 16 Jun 2020

Media coverage

6

Media coverage

  • TitleHow Instagram wellness became a gateway drug for conspiracy theories UPDATED
    Media name/outletNZCity
    CountryNew Zealand
    Date16/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • Title'Ruined by the reckless few': how paranoia hijacked Instagram wellness
    Media name/outletABC Online
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • TitleHow influencers went over to the dark side of wellness
    Media name/outletABC Online
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • TitleHow Instagram wellness became a gateway drug for conspiracy theories
    Media name/outletABC Premium News (Australia)
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • TitleHow Instagram wellness became a gateway drug for conspiracy theories
    Media name/outletNZCity
    CountryNew Zealand
    Date15/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • Title'Ruined by the reckless few': how paranoia hijacked Instagram wellness
    Media name/outletAhlain News
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    Date15/06/20
    PersonsDeborah Lupton