A Canadian chap has been ordered off Twitter for a year for pretending to be someone else:
A [Sault Ste. Marie] man is banned from Twitter for 12 months for creating accounts in a young woman’s name on the online social networking service and posting explicit photographs of her.
David Pajunen, 41, pleaded guilty to personation when he appeared in court Wednesday on charges from February.
At the request of the Crown attorney, Judge Nathalie Gregson dismissed a charge of criminal harassment.
So we have “personation” and “impersonation.” Kind of like “flammable” and “inflammable,” I guess.
As part of Pajunen’s probation, he can have no access to a Twitter account and can’t communicate with the victim.
“You can’t reference her name anywhere on the Internet,” Gregson warned him.
Pajunen, being Canadian and all, will probably comply with these restrictions, unlike some Americans you could name.