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Alerting Others About Online Impostors

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The Bloomberg Social Media Law blog has an interesting post about what happens when Facebook discovers that someone has created a bogus account in the name of a real person.  At present, Facebook deletes the bogus account.  However, some have requested that Facebook do more.  For example, one teenage girl in Canada who was impersonated on Facebook wanted the social media provider to alert everyone who friended the bogus account that it was fake.  Facebook refused to take such action.  However, Facebook did change its policy to allow those impersonated the opportunity to directly contact anyone who friended the bogus account to let them know it was indeed fictitious. 

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