Blog: Fake Stock Photo Scientologists Support Taryn Teutsch's Fake News Attack on Mike Rinder - 2018-05-12

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F0.png Fake Stock Photo Scientologists Support Taryn Teutsch's Fake News Attack on Mike Rinder May 12, 2018, Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology Money Project

"Alicia Selverson" is not a real person. Rather, the image is actually a stock photo the Church of Scientology purchased to create a fake Scientologist on social media.

Scientology critics exposed Scientologist "Alicia Selverson" as a fake person in 2017. Scientology's Office of Special Affairs purchased numerous stock photos and pretended these were real Scientologists who were members of OSA's equally fake STAND League. What OSA didn't count on was Google reverse imaging. This allowed critics to download images of STAND members and discover these people to be stock photos.

Scientology was caught and exposed for using fake people in a social media fraud. One notable example was fake Scientologist and STAND member "Ellis Craig." This "Scientologist" turned out to be the male model Gert Rappenecker whose image is for sale as a stock photo: