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Mar 24 2017   8:34PM GMT

Facebook cloning

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

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Facebook
Identity theft
Social networking

Facebook cloning is a scam in which the attacker copies the profile picture of an authorized user, creates a new account using that person’s name and sends friend requests to people on the user’s list. Continued…

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I was annoyed when my friend shared the Facebook post about the dangers of microwave ovens, but he didn’t know any better. It was just a case of __________.
A. misinformation
B. disinformation
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