Survey: 1 in 4 users lie on Facebook

CNN:

About one out of every four Facebook users lies on their profile, and not just to impress that guy or gal who wouldn’t date them in high school.

Sometimes, it’s about privacy.

That was one of the findings of a Consumer Reports investigation released this week.

Titled “Facebook & Your Privacy,” the report focuses on the ways people use the social-networking site to share information, and what happens to that information after they do.

In a survey of 2,000 households, 25% of users said they falsified information in their profiles to protect their identity, Consumer Reports said. That’s up from 10% in a similar survey two years ago.

The consumer-advocacy site attributed that rise to growing concerns about privacy.

Some advocates, the report noted, want a national privacy law that holds all companies to the same privacy standards and lets consumers tell companies not to track them online.

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