Social Media Identity Theft Ban Proposed

What exactly is social media identity theft? It’s a form of cybersquatting using social media sites. If you’ve ever attempted to join a social networking website or applied for an email account and found that your first and last name were already taken, that may or may not have been social media identity theft, or cybersquatting.

In some cases, multiple individuals simply share the same name, but sometimes a cybersquatter wants to control your e-persona for various reasons. Either someone out there shares your exact name and happened to register first, or else someone took your name so that you can’t have it, or wants to sell it back to you, or wants to pose as you in order to disrupt your life. These are all possibilities.

The most damaging is when someone wants to pose as you in order to disrupt your life. This disruption can take on many forms. They…

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