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Is Creating A Fake Online Profile A Criminal Act?

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Is Creating A Fake Online Profile A Criminal Act?

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Is Creating A Fake Online Profile A Criminal Act?

Is Creating A Fake Online Profile A Criminal Act?

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A Missouri mother who used a fake MySpace account to torment a teenage girl has been found guilty of three misdemeanor charges nearly two years after the teen committed suicide. What implications does the verdict have for social networking sites?

Guests:

Kim Zetter, reporter for Wired.com

Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for online communities

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