Faking on Facebook

Fraudulent information is all over the Internet. People post inaccurate facts about news stories, fabricated reviews of products on consumer sites and spread false rumors about public icons in order to gather fans or gain “five minutes of fame.” But now fake pages and profiles are popping up on Facebook and threatening the largest social network’s basic premise – the fact that they distinguish themselves as a platform for real identity on the Web.

Fake pages are undermining real reputations, fake coupons are tricking users into giving up their personal information and fake “likes” are manipulating the target audience of advertisers. Click here to read more about what Facebook is doing to combat fakery and some tips for spotting false profiles.


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