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1 in 4 Facebook users purposely lie on profile - Consumer Reports

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is seen in this undated file photo.

May 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Consumer Reports found that one in four Facebook users lie on their profile.

The study suggests Facebook liars are just trying to protect their privacy and post false information to guard their identity.

People who lie on Facebook also use incorrect or incomplete names to hide from employers and list fake birthdates to foil potential identity thieves.