Title

Identity multipliers and the mistaken twittering of birds of a feather

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science/ECU Security Research Institute

RAS ID

17655

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cook, D. M. (2014). Identity Multipliers and the Mistaken Twittering of Birds of a Feather. Proceedings of European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ECCWS 2014. (pp. 42 - 48). University of Piraeus, Greece. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. Available here.

Abstract

New Media usage has expanded in unexpected directions. This qualitative study pulls together two new media phenomena that demonstrate widespread engineered influence through Twitter dispersion. The first aspect is the practice of sock‐puppetry deception that occurs when social media identities are used without proof of identity. The relative ease in creating a single invented online identity is overshadowed by the more recent practise of harnessing thousands of created identities to accentuate the standing of ...

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