What is ‘catfishing’?

Catfishing: The phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships (over a long period of time). Possible motivations: revenge, loneliness, curiosity, boredom. The term catfishing was inspired by the 2010 documentary Catfish. A catfish is someone who assumes a false identity on the Internet using […]

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