My Facebook nightmare

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Like most people have done, writer Susan Arnout Smith entered her own name on Google. What she found shocked her. A Facebook page - with her name and photo - had been set up containing explicit sexual references. What made it much worse was that she couldn't get the page removed - and some of her friends were beginning to think that it was real.
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In this week's edition of The State We're In, Susan talks about her odyssey to track down the culprits and uncover their identities.
 
Susan is the author of the thrillers The Timer Game and Out at Night. Link - Susan Arnout Smith's website.
 
This story was taken from the latest edition of The State We're In - Who am I?