sockpuppetry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

merge of sock puppet + puppetry

Noun[edit]

sockpuppetry (uncountable)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) The use of sock puppets (false user accounts).
    • 2007, Jonathon Keats, Control + Alt + Delete: A Dictionary of Cyberslang
      The facelessness of the internet makes sockpuppetry all too tempting for many.

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