“According to his bio on Harvard.edu, Mikao John was an erudite scholar: a medical student at the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology who’d studied statistics and biochemistry at Yale and published research in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine,” reports Futurism:

John was also a prolific author of blog posts on Harvard’s site… But despite that veneer of academic authenticity, his posts didn’t sound much like medical research. nstead, John’s recent works carried titles like “KeefX.co: The Cannabis Fintech Company that Provides $1M in Funding a Month,” which took the form of an extremely flattering article about a startup that provides financial services to weed businesses, and “Idahome Solar Makes Switching to Solar Power in Idaho a No-Brainer,” which praised the “client-first mentality” and “incredible financing program” of a seemingly random solar panel company in Idaho.

As it turns out, there is no Harvard student by the name

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