Should the government be allowed to impersonate others on Facebook?

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RICHMOND, Va — Facebook has some tough words for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The social media company recently sent the agency a letter in which it demanded that agents stop using Facebook to impersonate drug users.

Facebook’s move comes after a recent report by Buzzfeed indicated DEA agents created a Facebook account for a woman who had been recently arrested by the agency. The agent used pictures of the woman and her son for the account.

Meanwhile, the woman is suing the DEA agent, but the Justice Department said the agent had the right to create the profile.

1 Comment

  • Karin W

    The DEA does not have the right to use pictures who’s copyright does not belong to them. whatever to the fake profile – take it down with a DMCA takedown request unless they got a model/photog release from her.

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