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Types of Online Deception

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Authors
Rowe, Neil C.
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case grammar
deception
disinformation
excuses
identity deception
lies
shilling
social engineering
trolling
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2005
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2005
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Deception in virtual communities can be a serious issue. We present three approaches to characterizing online deception: by the appearance, by the motivation, and by the mechanism. Appearances include identity deception, mimicking, lying (by insincere statements, false excuses, or false promises), and fraud. Motivations can be both aggressive and defensive. Mechanisms are analyzed using concepts from case grammar in linguistics. Fundamentally new forms of deception not in these taxonomies are unlikely in virtual communities.
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Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 2005.
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Computer Science (CS)
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supported by the National Science Foundation under the Cyber Trust program
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This article appeared in the Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 2005.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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