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Facebook: Are Users Who They Say They Are?

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YAHOO.COM - The Facebook page for Gaston Memorial Hospital, in Gastonia, N.C., offers a chicken salad recipe to encourage healthy eating, tips on avoiding injuries at Zumba class, and pictures of staff members dressed up at Halloween. Typical stuff for a hospital in a small town.

But in October, another Facebook page for the hospital popped up. This one posted denunciations of President Obama and what it derided as "Obamacare." It swiftly gathered hundreds of followers, and the anti-Obama screeds picked up "likes." Officials at the hospital, scrambling to get it taken down, turned to their real Facebook page for damage control. "We apologize for any confusion," they posted on Oct. 8, "and appreciate the support of our followers."

The fake page came down 11 days later, as mysteriously as it had come up. The hospital says it has no clue who was behind it. click here to read more

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