A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois accuses four defendants of creating a fake Facebook profile of a teenage boy which claimed the teenager was gay. The suit contends the defendants created a fake profle with malicious intent to disparage and damage his reputation.
The fake profile has since been removed, but at one point it had close to 600 facebook friends. The plaintiff is concerned that the false information contained in the profile will follow him around through life.
Sadly, the internet has a life of its own. Items posted to Facebook and other social networking sites exist in cyberspace with little or no verification of veracity.