Archive for July 17th, 2012

Supporting Rohingya human rights draws ugly attacks

July 17, 2012

Burma-Campaign-UK-logoSource: Supporting Rohingya human rights draws ugly attacksby Mark Farmaner

Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) supports human rights for the Rohingya people. For Burma Campaign UK to make such a statement shouldn’t be surprising or controversial.

We are a human rights organization working on Burma. How could anyone disagree that the Rohingya people are entitled to full human rights and the normal rights and protections under international law?

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Story of Stuff, Full Version; How Things Work, About Stuff

July 17, 2012

Sockpuppet (Internet) or Person with multiple account with different user names for decepting others

July 17, 2012

A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception.

The term—a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock—originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an internet community who spoke to, or about himself while pretending to be another person.

The term now includes other uses of misleading online identities, such as those created to praise, defend or support a third party or organization, or to circumvent a suspension or ban from a website.

A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the puppeteer.

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