How should I protect myself?
September 26, 2012 3:04 PM Subscribe
A student filed for disciplinary action against me, also a student, at the school we both attend regarding a fake Facebook page that was set up of her. It had stupid, photoshopped pictures and was closed by Facebook for those reasons. We attend a New York college.
posted by anonymous to computers & internet (14 answers total)
I did not create that Facebook page nor participated in any photoshopping activities, so I did not get suspended or expelled at the spot. However, the school's disciplinarian told me that they are working with Facebook to investigate the IP address and various other identifiable pieces of information of the person who did make the fake Facebook page.
I suspect a few people in my social circle were involved in this, many of whom I've used their internet and let use my computer. These people do not attend this college anymore. In addition, I suspect a family member because she knows how to photoshop fairly well. I used to live with this family member (I moved out two months ago), and have not yet changed my legal address with the school.
The school's disciplinarian was probably bluffing to get me to admit to wrongdoing because I know for a fact that it is very time-consuming and expensive to get Facebook to cough up private informations. I doubt the school will jump through hoops to get subpoenas, warrants, etc.
Here is my question: In the scenario that they do, what should I do to protect myself?
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