Thursday, August 16, 2007

MP claims he's victim of Facebook fakery...

I’ve been finally given in and joined the incredible Facebook frenzy, which seems to have gripped the nation.

But I'm still wary about the whole mullarky which is attracting millions of people to sign up to the internet ‘social utility’ as the coolest way to stay in touch with friends.

I remain sceptical about the whole craze, despite already re-discovering friends I haven't heard from for years.

The problem is there's 'too much information' and anyway, you just can’t trust everything you read on Facebook. Not even about a LibDem MP.

I know that you're probably thinking that a LibDem MP doesn’t have to be on Facebook for us to know there’s just the slightest possibility he or she might be telling porkies…

But as this clip from the Fakenham & Wells Times shows, a fake profile of Norman Lamb MP has apparently been posted on Facebook.

And the faker is not even Mr Lamb. Not this time anyway.

He complains about the mischievous attempt to mislead the public.

His words ring with irony, given my earlier post today highlighting his grovelling apology after he was caught out published wrong information about his local hospital.

Information which misled the public.

I have two questions:

1. Why on earth would anyone want to impersonate Norman Lamb?

2. Which Facebook site would be more reliable: the ‘real’ one or the ‘fake’?

What do you think?

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