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Former Diplomat Slams Facebook For Inaction On Fake Pages

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  • The net of lies (Score:4, Interesting)

    by blarkon (1712194) on Monday April 22, 2013 @10:18PM (#43521561)
    Vernor Vinge called it in his Hugo winning book "A Fire Upon The Deep" - where the galactic net was known as the "net of lies". It was probably in Facebook's interest to do something about an account that wasn't clearly a parody as having a robust way of dealing with fake accounts engenders trust that accounts that appear to be from important/influential people and organizations are actually real. The follow on from Facebook's inaction is that those people/organizations that are influential/important will be less likely to use Facebook to disperse their message/propaganda.

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