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Fake Facebook pages will be a misdemeanor in 2011

As with anything in life, if there is something that becomes big and a lot of people enjoy it, there will be those that abuse it. And Facebook and Twitter are no different. We can’t just have people put their stuff up there and share it with others, we have obnoxious people who have too much time on their hands to either spam us or set up fake pages.

Well, starting in 2011, it will be a misdemeanor if you do so in California.

“As a Silicon Valley legislator, I’m nothing but enthusiastic about technology,” California senator Joe Simitian said. “But the question is, is the technology used wisely and appropriately? This is one area where some constraint appeared necessary. The goal here really is to try to change behavior.”

And we are all for it. These clowns on social media seem to love irritating everyone else, and now they’ll have to pay for it. Violations are punishable of up to $1,000 in fines and a year in jail.

That might make you think twice about pretending to be Arnold Schwarzenegger on Facebook.

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