At Theranos, misinformation began with a prick…of a finger.

  • Young blood: How old was Holmes when she founded Theranos? (answer below)
Courtroom artist Vicki Behringer drew this image of Elizabeth Holmes during the first day of jury selection in her trial in San Jose federal court on Aug. 31, 2021.
  • Extra! Extra! In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, journalism that employed little or no fact-checking, and relied on eye-catching headlines to increase sales was referred to with a certain color. What was the color? (answer below)
  • Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 years old to start the company that became Theranos. (WSJ)
  • ‘Yellow journalism’ was the term used to describe fake or highly salacious news in the 19th century. The term was likely popularized by the popular “Yellow Kid” cartoon that first ran in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World. (Public Domain Review)

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Founder/CEO of Turbine Labs. I write about information access, overload, and bias, as well as our AI-powered software. (turbinelabs.com / @turbinelabs)

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