Authentication – the nagging problem in social media

If you love interacting with people on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.) the question of authentication often rears its head.  How do you know that the person on the other end is who they actually say they are.  Clearly some social platforms have premium accounts that have verification of identities of celebrities.  But what about the average blogger or tagger?  In England this week (story below) a woman was arrested for perpetrating malicious frauds on her own family.  Her mistake, along with impersonating people, was to use her own computer to create multiple accounts.  So how is the authentication problem going to be solved?

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