Are some chronic illness influencers faking it? – BBC News

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Over the last few years the chronically ill community has exploded online as people open up about their conditions, and chronic illness influencers are attracting huge social media followings.

But as visibility has grown, so have accusations of fakery. Journalist Octavia Woodward, who is disabled herself, meets both accusers and their targets, and discovers a new condition, Munchausens by Internet, describing people who fake illnesses online – with sometimes fatal results.

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