Fake Social Media Accounts Could Lead to Jail Time in United Kingdom

The new rules also apply to anyone impersonating a victim online

The United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service could soon begin laying charges on people who create fake online profiles to harass, humiliate or “troll” others, NBC News reported.

The new rule also extends to users who open an account and impersonate the victim using their name.

Although Facebook and Twitter have systems to weed out “impostor accounts,” it’s estimated that one in four Internet users have been harassed online.

The United Kingdom is also urging businesses to create plans for cybersecurity.  

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