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Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited

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As another confusing message spreads, we look at Facebook privacy, cloning, and hacking

Here’s an edited version of a post about Facebook account cloning I posted last year (2017) which has been getting a lot of hits recently.

Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don’t need your password to do this this). They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. Your friends will think that it’s you and accept your request. From that point on they can write what they want under your name. I have NO plans to open a new account. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from “me”. please forward to all your contacts.

Clearly this is the Facebook equivalent of a chain letter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t true, does it?

Well, it’s certainly true that Facebook accounts do get cloned, but it doesn’t happen as regularly as this implies. Snopes – always a good resource for...(continued)

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