On forums like r/MomForAMinute, people pretend to be the family members who may be missing from others’ lives

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“I’m supposedly faking every single aspect of my identity for some Instagram followers,” one target says.

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Influencers have shot to fame by sharing experiences with addiction, but their success is fraught

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There’s big business in crudely re-recorded karaoke versions of pop songs

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