How to Create a Fake ‘Online Girlfriend’
By now you’ve heard about Notre Dame star linebacker Mantai Te’o and his fabricated internet girlfriend. There are a lot of reasons and ways that this could have happened. Te’o claims that he was duped and not behind the accounts, but regardless of who is to blame, this was a deep, meticulously planned deception in many respects, and horribly slipshod in others.
So let’s play a thought exercise. If you were going to fabricate a fake human on the internet, how would you do it?