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Why Are We So Easily Scammed Online?

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The Fyre Festival was supposed to be a 2017 weekend of concerts and luxurious lodgings. Instead, it left ticketholders stranded, angry and hoodwinked. Gabrielle Bluestone joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how Fyre is one of many, many examples of the way social media influencers build stories too good to be true, and why falling for those beautiful lies is part of the current Internet experience. Her book is called “Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet―and Why We’re Following.”