Wednesday, October 08, 2014
US Government (DEA) pulls off identity theft on Facebook
The DEA, part of the US Justice Department, set up a fake Facebook profile based on the identity of a low-level offender, Sondra Arquitt, of Watertown NY, while she waited to be sentenced to probation. BuzzFeed has a story by Chris Hamby on the incident here.
The Washington Post has covered the incident in a story by Sari Horwitz here . P. A17 on Wednesday. The government’s behavior was in direct conflict with Facebook’s own policy that a profile must use the person’s real name and identity, and the profile has been removed.
Picture: Lunar eclipse, before dawn today.