sock puppet

Definition

Sock Puppet means a user that hides his identity in an internet social community for e.g. in a forum or a blog. So deceiving other people to thinking that he/she is someone that he/she is not. Most of the times it happens in online games, internet forums, private messaging in a social networking sites to mislead people such as, to defend, praise or even create identities to help an person or a business. It is very similar to hand puppets where a person acts to be someone else but rather it is online.

Reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)

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