Tag Archives: fake profiles

Digital Deception: You know you’re a sockpuppet if…

You know you’re a sockpuppet
if… your profile image is of an attractive young woman wearing a bikini. Continue reading

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Digital Deception: Social Media’s Identity Conundrum Pt. 2

Both LinkedIn and Twitter have policies that reflect the way their services are being used. If, however, you want to be everything to everybody (Facebook) or if you are running from behind (Google+) the way forward is not so clear. Continue reading

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Digital Deception: Social Media’s Identity Conundrum Pt. 1

The major social media networks are in something of a quandary about how to deal with fake identities. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ have all taken different approaches. I don’t think any of them have found the solution. Continue reading

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Digital Deception and the Law

From a legal perspective, sockpuppets are like guns. They aren’t illegal but many of the ways people use them are. As the number of unethical, fraudulent and criminal acts perpetuated by online imposters grows, state legislatures in the U.S. have … Continue reading

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