A bloody mess: Tracking Twitter reaction to the Theranos criminal investigation

by | May 3, 2016 | Public Relations, Social Media

Theranos is in the spotlight again, and this time the news is the bleakest it’s been.

Once the most popular kid in Silicon Valley, the biotech startup now finds itself the subject of a criminal investigation by U.S. federal agencies ━ including the Department of Justice, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Securities and Exchange Commission ━ for misleading government officials and defrauding investors.

Read: PR Lessons from the Theranos Debacle

Valued at $9B in a funding round in 2014, the company now finds itself scrambling for its life, with CEO Elizabeth Holmes facing a two-year industry ban and possible prison time.

As usual, Twitter has voiced its opinion on the issue, and here’s some of the latest reaction to what has become a remarkable, and rapid, fall from grace:

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Marcus Kaulback
Marcus is a content creator and marketer with a focus on branding and communications.


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