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Social media services support account spoofing

On 6/18/19 12:32 PM, Ryan Carboni wrote:
> Social media services support account spoofing, this simplifies the
> creation of government sockpuppets. Government sockpuppets can also
> assume the history of other accounts (this is a simple series of mysql
> commands, any codebase can accomplish this by copying entries and
> assigning them to a new ID), 
> This is a substantial concern to privacy rights.

Replying to whole thread's content to date...

Privacy rights:  What's that?  Certainly one has no such thing with
regard to use of "social media" providers.  Their Terms of Service
always say, in moderately opaque language, that users have no 'rights'
of any kind, only privileges where/as granted by the provider and
revocable at any time for any or no reason.

Instances of fraud, identity theft, etc. performed by, or aided and
abetted by the provider may be actionable.  But lots of luck in the
spending contest that results should one take it to Court.

> I am being harassed when I attempt to form new friends over the
> internet. The US government has effectively controlled my entire life,
> and I condemn it entirely. 

Pardon my language - I do not MEAN to be sarcastic - but somebody needs
to "get a life."  Face to face IRL human contact, evolving into analog
trust relationships based on experience over time.  Long distance
relationships mediated by technology controlled by third parties can
provide significant advantages, but real value lives in the real world.

> I see no use for the DOJ Inspector General if
> this conduct is so widespread that in my particular case it is
> considered to be permissible.

As an agency of the U.S. Federal Government, the DoJ exists for one
purpose only:  To enforce the 'legal rights' of absentee landlords and
maintain an environment favorable to commerce.  The State has no
agencies or departments dedicated to protecting the 'rights' of
individuals, except where/as this occurs as an incidental by-product of
the above described mission - and in these instances, "money talks and
bullshit walks."

> I think all social media websites that failed to engage in proper
> oversight of this "investigation" should have computer issues.

Beware the Tar Baby Principle, a.k.a. "you are attached to what you
attack."  If harassment by State and/or Corporate actors prompts you to
expend all your energy fighting back against invulnerable enemies, they
win.  Is all.  End of story, end of game.

Is there somewhere else where applying your time, attention and energy
could achieve more valuable results?  Compared to wasting all of the
above, by definition YES.

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