Facebook is one of the popularized social networking web sites on web 2.0 technology. People have very strong trust on this technology and millions are keep in touch with social networks. With the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto her son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 19 years old Oxford University student became hot topic in world. Some media organization kept trust on facebook social network to grab information and comments from Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, using a profile claim to be his one.
They publish this statement which they found on fake facebook profile of Bilawal.
"I am not a born leader. I am not a politician or a great thinker. I'm merely a student. "I do the things that students do like make mistakes, eat junk food, watch Buffy [the Vampire Slayer] but most importantly of all... learn."
I can remember one or two sri lankan television channel also publish the comment “I am not a born leader. I am not a politician or a great thinker. I'm merely a student”
Now facebook administration has banded that fake profile.
The PPP spokeswoman Sherry Rehman said that “It is not his posting, it is not by him, it is someone else who has done it, and it is a hoax.”
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s information was miss used on social groups and a photo of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with fancy dress (as a devil) also featured in media.
I think social networking is now great web based technology but to be used with great responsibility. Owners of social networks must be more responsible over their information. Social networks such as facebook are not few bucks earning business. They own very huge profit over these web sites. So they must use proper tracking system (human watching or using AI technology) to track this kind of miss uses. When famous person profile comes into database there must be a method to verify the accuracy.
If owners and users neglect their responsibilities social networks will be useless product.