Here, are two recently reported stories highlighting the vagaries of FaceBook and other such social media outlets.
First, enter Dana Thornton. Apparently, she was not fond of her ex-boyfriend and decided to create a FaceBook page for him. She is accused of creating a fake profile of her ex-boyfriend, a Parsippany, New Jersey narcotics detective, where she allegedly posted comments that, “I’m a sick piece of scum with a gun” and “I’m an undercover narcotics detective that gets high every day.” This is where it gets disturbing — she purportedly faces up to 18 months in prison for identity theft. Clearly, she stepped over the line; but at a certain point, common sense should kick in. If she blew his cover and put him in danger, I could understand. But, here, we have a civil — not a criminal –issue. Sue her for defamation or, better yet, move on.
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