Is Better Help hiring actors to create fake reviews? - Dexerto
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Is Better Help hiring actors to create fake reviews?

Published: 16/Oct/2018 19:06 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 19:24

by Virginia Glaze

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Online counseling service Better Help has been at the center of a turbulent YouTube controversy – and now, things could be getting even worse for their image.

Current YouTube king Felix ‘ PewDiePie’ Kjellberg uploaded a video dissecting the service’s testimonials, noting that they appeared to be scripted, as one individual referred to another user’s experience with the site rather than having used the service himself.

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“Julian says that BetterHelp.com is a reliable, online platform to receive therapy,” the reviewer stated. “…A therapist of theirs, Lauren McCoy, is attentive, and asks the right questions.”

Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR followed up the story with some additional investigation from fans, which revealed that the reviewer in question is a sales and marketing specialist up for hire on freelance service website Fiverr.

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The reviewer in question, Rob Spence, has a profile on the site that features an array of services, one of which is “creating a professional company spokesperson video” – which lines up with his retelling of Julian’s “testimony” on the Better Help website.

This story marks the latest in a slew of allegations against Better Help, which were exposed for their questionable terms of service. While the TOS have since been rewritten, YouTubers who partnered with the service are still catching heat for allegedly capitalizing off of their fans’ mental health, including the likes of Shane Dawson, H3H3, and Philip DeFranco.

These YouTubers allegedly make up to $200 per signup when viewers use their promotional code. While some of these personalities have defended their involvement with the company, others have since backed away from the service – one of which is Boogie2988, who stated that he “no longer feels safe” promoting the website after becoming aware of its TOS.

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Mr Beast starting whole new YouTube channel for huge food bank project

Published: 15/Oct/2020 11:03

by Georgina Smith

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YouTube’s favorite young philanthropist Mr Beast has announced that he has secured a warehouse for a brand new YouTube channel where 100% of the proceeds from ad revenue, merch, and brand deals will go to charity.

Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has made waves in theYouTube world with his large scale and often ridiculously high budget videos, each racking up view counts in the tens of millions.

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While his content is very lighthearted, focusing on giving back to his online community with enormous prizes such as the likes of houses or Lamborghinis, he is also a keen giver to charity.

The 22-year-old has used money gained from his huge internet presence to make crazy videos like giving $100,000 to a homeless man, presents to children’s hospitals, and a whopping $1 million worth of food to food banks.

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Mr Beast and friends next to a cheque
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast released a new challenge video where he dished out huge prizes to his subscribers.

While it would seem that Jimmy has already gone more than the extra mile for people in need, he isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon, and has announced plans for his biggest charity project to date.

In an October 14 tweet, Mr Beast announced his newest project, saying he “finally worked out all the legal stuff and now we are securing/up fitting a warehouse for the food bank!”

He revealed that the warehouse is for a brand new YouTube channel where all proceeds are put towards charitable causes such as his food bank. “I’m dying to start up the new channel where 100% of all ad rev, merch, and brand deals will go towards running the food bank! I want to see how big we can grow this.”

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What might seem like an impossibly big project for many is certainly not to Jimmy, as we have seen in the past with his incredible dedication to Team Trees, where he united with his fan base to raise the money to plant 20 million trees in order to help the environment.

There’s no doubt that this brand new channel will be a success, and fans are eagerly awaiting the new project to see ways in which they are able to help the YouTube mogul use his popularity for good.