Faking on Facebook
Incidents of hackers stealing people’s accounts on sites like Facebook are on the rise, and a Filipino woman in Dubai has just claimed to be one of the victims.
September 30, 2009 12:36 by Aarti Nagraj
While the matter is being resolved, it certainly puts into focus the power that social networking sites like Facebook have over our lives.
In a similar case, a mother and her teenage son in Illinois recently filed a lawsuit against four boys for allegedly impersonating him on Facebook, and then writing racist and explicitly sexual comments on it. The Facebook profile also falsely claimed that the teen was homosexual, the lawsuit said.
The teen and his mother have charged the four defendants on five counts, including defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, and are demanding more than $50,000 in damages, reported ABC News channel on Tuesday.
As the number of such cases increase, do you think sites like Facebook need to do more to regulate content and prevent identity theft? Have you or your friends faced any such problems? How do we prevent such incidents? Who is responsible?