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Targeting 'Illness Fakers' Doesn’t Help Disabled People

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As someone with Tourette’s, I get a lot of TikToks sent to me asking, “Is this real?” or “Do you think they’re faking it?” There’s been a recent boom on social media, particularly TikTok and Instagram, of content relating to disability activism and other health awareness.

I love watching this type of content because it makes me feel connected with others like me and reminds me that my experiences are valid.

TikTok has been a way for many people with Tourette’s and other conditions to express themselves. Unfortunately, a lot of these accounts are accused of faking.

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