Facebook has received a whole lot of heat courtesy of its rather obnoxious real name policy of late. That makes one wonder what would actually happen if one were to create a fake ID and allow every Tom, Dick and Harry on the internet decide who the person is. Web experimenter and writer Joe Veix decided to give this a try for himself.
Joe Veix published the credentials for a new Facebook account he created to see what would happen next. A cover photo bearing a dashing Adventure Time wallpaper was soon replaced by an image from Rule 34 featuring the protagonists of the show, Jake and Finn. It is interesting to note that Facebook allows users to login from more than one device to write messages at a time.
The profile underwent a number of weird changes over the course of a weekend. Somebody decided to add Joe Veix as the father of the fake persona. Someone else decided to poke various other people. Moreover, the fake Max was seen to move from Ouagadougou to New Mexico and then from Brooklyn to Bali, followed by a trip from Boca Raton to Nebraska.
Speaking of the professional life of this fake persona, he seems to have had some experience working at Dave & Busters, Uber, Arby’s, Memes as well as Taco Bell. As far as likes go, the fake Max seems to be into Buffalo Bills, pet crematoriums, Street Fighter characters, the Spin Doctors, Funky Bunch, wedding planners, Stacy’s Mom, Blockbuster and (unfortunately) poop.
Veix who originally created the Facebook account reported that there had been a total of 135 logins from places like New Jersey, Columbia, France, UAE and Sweden. This success meant that fake Max was to make an entrance on Twitter and Instagram as well. Sadly, the account on Twitter was reported for suspicious activity by a heartless person and taken down as a result. The account on Instagram never really took off with only a handful of images posted online.
Veix believes that Facebook has resisted banning fake Max since it has liked brands, friended people and shared posts. The conclusion drawn by Veix is that so long as you are the perfect Facebook user, nobody cares if you are fake. Ofcourse, there is no denying the possibility that Facebook just hasn’t come across the fake profile yet. It could all be over soon, you know.