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A QAnon crypto scheme wrecked investors — Nick Backovic & Ernie Piper (6/27/22)

Two QAnon personalities used their influence to hawk "sh*tcoins" to followers, who lost millions in real money

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Nick Backovic and Ernie Piper are writers at Logically who produce investigative journalism related to online disinformation and conspiracy theories. They join the podcast this week to discuss an investigation they published about a QAnon cryptocurrency scheme that scammed believers out of gobs of cash, including one who died by suicide after losing more than $100,000 in the racket. Jared and the Logically guys discuss the findings of that investigation and lessons the rest of us might glean from what transpired.

Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickbackovic

Follow Ernie on Twitter: @whoisernie

Read their investigation: QAnon Crypto Trading Scheme Lost Investors Millions
(https://www.logically.ai/articles/qanon-crypto-lose-followers-2-million)

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