Written by Gail Farrelly

Thursday, 9 June 2016

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An example of social media run amok was reported this week in a small town twenty miles north of NYC.

Several people reported that they were "mugged" by a masked man who emerged, brandishing a gun, from the bushes. He instructed the victims to produce their smartphones and then ordered them to immediately "like" him (NY MaskedMan) on Facebook and also follow him on Twitter and Instagram. The victims complied.

One of the victims told a reporter, "I thought he was going to steal my phone, and I was more than ready to hand it over. But as soon as I produced it, he merely made clear his social media demands." Scratching his head, the victim continued, "Good grief, what Is the world coming to? Now folks are turning to mugging to find friends. Go figure."

Meanwhile the hapless victims are left to ask:

WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN ?

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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