Tom Porter Oct 18, 2019, 2:51 AM
- In a closed Facebook group, British woman Amanda Mary Jewell has for years been selling the chemical GcMAF, claiming it is a cure for cancer and autism. She has provided no medical support for this claim.
- Jewell also sells expensive, unregulated treatments at her clinic in the tropical nation of Belize. She is not a UK-registered doctor.
- Both services are advertised on Facebook, in closed groups inaccessible without invitation.
- Other unproven so-called “cures” — like the bleach known as Miracle Mineral Solution — also flourish in closed Facebook groups.
- Experts say these groups are a breeding ground for disinformation. In the realm of life-altering diseases, a switch from a proven medical treatment to an unproven one could have serious consequences.
- When contacted by Business Insider, Facebook closed some of the groups in question. It has since announced a rethink of the closed group system.