Noun: Sockpuppet

An Internet sockpuppet, according to Google, is “a false online identity, typically created by a person or group in order to promote their own opinions or views.”

Sockpuppets are nothing particularly new… they go back as far as USENET. But it feels that recently, sockpuppetry has reached new heights.

Twitter is an easy place to find multiple examples…

Russian language sockpuppets

“Joined September 2016”

And so I’ve created a list of “September ’16 sockpuppets” – 80 related accounts.

Take a look (down the rabbit hole) and see for yourself. Enjoy!



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