In the aftermath of the suicide of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old Missouri girl who was taunted by a fake MySpace profile named "Josh Evans," there was technically no way to charge her tormentor — the mother of a schoolmate — with any wrongdoing. However, a US attorney in Los Angeles (the home of MySpace) has begun issuing subpoenas in the case in the hopes of charging Lori Drew, the creator of the fake profile, with fraud.
While this case is tragic and highly charged, this precedent could be pretty intense because I know many people have created fake MySpace accounts as harmless jokes, myself included. It makes me wonder if this is the right way to punish Lori Drew.
I'm curious. . . . Have you ever created a fake MySpace or Facebook profile?