Fake Names, Fake Profiles, Fake Friendship and Fake News

@franxav (5827)
October 6, 2017 7:43pm CST
Facebook is a superbly useful social media. I need not write an essay to describe it, for users already know its ins and outs. I am rather a new and less literate user of the media vehicle, which is no less than magic. However I wish to speak of another magic people use FB for performing. Have you found fake names, fake profiles and fake accounts in facebook? And I have heard of fake news too. Have you come across them?
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@JustBhem (44305)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Oct 17
I've seen a lot on Facebook. You can tell from the real one and the bogus one.
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@franxav (5827)
7 Oct 17
How do you differentiate them? Is there a way you can tell a real one from a bogus one?
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@JustBhem (44305)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Oct 17
@franxav You can see their profile if no photos no friend commenting his/her status. That means it's fake.
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@LeaPea2417 (22428)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 Oct 17
Yes, I have fake facebook accounts wanting to be my friend, I just ignore them and delete their requests. It is amazing how many fake accounts are out there.
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@franxav (5827)
7 Oct 17
Two girls told me they have fake accounts in fb. I don't understand what pleasure they have in doing it.
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@LeaPea2417 (22428)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 Oct 17
@franxav Me either.
@YesWay (3447)
8 Oct 17
Yes and I know people who bother to set up fake accounts
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@franxav (5827)
9 Oct 17
Why do you think they do it? Do they find some fun in it or do they have monetary gain?
@YesWay (3447)
9 Oct 17
@franxav I think they just find fun in it I reckon they need to get out more!!
@peachpurple (12772)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 17
I don't put my real name at FB, always the pen name, just to be safe
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@franxav (5827)
8 Oct 17
Pen name is your second name so when you use it for safety it is a good idea.
@MoonMaa (402)
• United States
7 Oct 17
I have a facebook account but I mainly use it to keep in contact with family members and friends. Also, to promote my blog posts and affiliate products. Sometimes I do get tired of it though. You can tell that some people are just pretending and be making up stuff. There are so many attention seekers on there it isn't even funny. It can make you sick sometimes.
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@franxav (5827)
7 Oct 17
I too use facebook for promoting my blogs. That is the only time I am at facebook.
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@hillhjill (7011)
• United States
7 Oct 17
Yes all the time there will be fake pages that people make and fake news is all over the place.
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@franxav (5827)
7 Oct 17
Some mischievous have people used fake news to fuel communal riots.
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@prashu228 (25513)
• India
7 Oct 17
Yes of course ..so many. But i hot nothing to do with that so just ignore
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
7 Oct 17
And so many fake goods and products, I wonder where these priducts came from
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• United States
7 Oct 17
Yes I hardly am friends with anyone really as I never believe any of those profiles on there. Good luck on Facebook. And I hope you are safe online there.
@franxav (5827)
7 Oct 17
I use facebook only to publish my articles.
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• United States
7 Oct 17
@franxav I see well good hope it is very useful for you friend.
@gnatsmom (1298)
8 Oct 17
Fake accounts are very common. Its purposes are various. This activity is engaged in by stalkers and the sketchy. It is used by those who are just trying to be nosey and check up on others and get some dirt on them. Also, legitimate investigators use these tactics when seeking out the above.
@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
8 Oct 17
Fake profiles are rampant nowadays. I'm glad I don't have a Facebook account.
@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Oct 17
I've come across the fake news. Not the others. Though I have no doubt they exist.