Backlash over ‘lies’ snipe

Twitter became a battleground when Gillian McKeith claimed that Dr Ben Goldacre’s book Bad Science was full of “lies”.

But McKeith, of You Are What You Eat fame, found herself facing a social media backlash. Rather than back down, McKeith appeared to start tweeting in the third person and references to McKeith’s official account were mysteriously erased from her website.

Dr Goldacre is now considering his legal options, leaving McKeith to tweet later: “The moral of the story: Love your neighbour and your enemies too.”

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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