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JAN 18, 2013 - Popular Science

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FYI: Why Would Someone Create A Fake Internet Girlfriend?

Manti Te'o US PresswirePut some people in front of a screen, and they won't always reveal the most truthful information. This week, Deadspin broke the news that Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend--one of the most heartbreaking sports stories of last year--was a hoax. The fake girlfriend was created by a 22-year-old guy named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Turns out, Tuiasosopo might've engineered other false personalities, too. We had to ask: What would make someone do that? The short answer is, some people look at the internet and, subconsciously, see a chance to experiment with ... Read More

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