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?


Kim Zetter, reporter for

Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for online communities

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