Actor, blogger extraordinaire and professional geek Wil Wheaton loves the Internets, but one thing he doesn’t love is Facebook pages in his name that aren’t his — especially ones that are soliciting donations from fans.
This is not me. A casual observer could see this page and think it’s legit, because there isn’t anything on it that clearly identifies it as a fan page, or a parody page, or something like that. For all I know, it’s well-intentioned and I’m overreacting, but I just can’t take a chance with things like this. At the moment, it appears to be asking for donations to fight Alzheimer’s, which is a noble cause, but if I stood back and let anyone claim to be me while asking for money – for anything – it could have really, really bad consequences…
I’m fairly sure that this fake page will be removed or at least forced to clarify that it isn’t actually me (if the picture – which I think is pretty funny, by the way – didn’t give it away) before too long, and I hate having to be a dick about stuff like this, but it’s important to me that my identity (actual and professional) is protected.
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