Is it illegal to have a fake facebook page?

Asked about 2 years ago - Dayton, OH

I know someone who created a facebook page under some random, made up name. Says that he is 23 and was just talking to random people.. Began a fake "relationship" with someone who was 19. They have never talked in real life, no plans of ever meeting, nothing perverted.. He says its harmless but I dont know. Is there trouble brewing?

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  1. Konrad V. Sherinian

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    Answered . I am not certain about Ohio, but most states prohibit impersonating another, real or imagined, online.

    This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client... more
  2. Michael Charles Doland

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes. See Facebook terms of use.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more

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