Is this against the law? Will I get Sued?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Blakester, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Blakester

    Blakester Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Mar 17, 2012
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    Hello there!

    Well I will try to be quick and right to the point :)

    A friend of mine (female) wants to test out her boyfriend and created a fake account with a hotter chick (well more like a wh0re).She also thought that she needs to add some friends to the account cause the account will look spammy and fake and her boyfriend will understand.

    She was building this profile and she started to use kind of stupid websites to post with "her" account and managed to make it really popular.Many replied back and called her (the fake profile) whore.

    That's where I started to think that she is actually doing damage to this person like make her appear as a whore.
    On the other side she did nothing more than to show the pictures she didnt alter it in any way so I don't know what to think.

    Imagine the real girl to see herself and everybody would think of her as a whore (even if she is truly is can she take action against her?)

    Why do I care? Cause she logged from my computer and I use my personal facebook from there. And of course I dont want her to be in trouble.

    If the worst thing that could happen is to delete her account it's fine I dont care, but I am concerned for possible law actions especially from the real girl itself.

    Thanks :)
  2. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2012
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    I would doubt it. People pull photos of others all the time off of social networking sites to be used as fake profiles. The maximum amount of friends a Facebook account can have is 5,000 and Facebook has currently hit their 1,000,000,000 user account mark. The chances of this fake profile being found is slim to none, and the original person to whom this picture belongs to may no longer even use her own account anymore.
  3. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

    Jul 30, 2008
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    The short answer is: Yes you can be taken to court. It's a possibility but the chance of it happening is very slim.

    Another point: Your friend doesn't need to test out her boyfriend any more -- she needs to get her head examined first.

    Another point: Realize that it is dangerous to allow anyone to use your net-connected PC, especially 'friends' whose true motives are unknown to you.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  4. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    Yes, it is called Libel.
  5. theres

    theres Junior Member

    Jul 30, 2012
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    depends on the person she's messing with. But yes it is a court case