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Fake Sun-Gazette Facebook account harasses commenter

An “imposter account” on Facebook attempted to use the Sun-Gazette’s name and profile logo to harass a commenter on the newspaper’s Facebook page Tuesday night.

The account could be identified as fraudulent because it did not include the hyphen in the Sun-Gazette’s name, or have the social media site’s “blue check mark” or “author” labels that appear next to the genuine account’s name.

While the imposter account was deleted soon after posting the harassing comment, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette asks its Facebook readers to message our account if this imposter account or any new ones created by other malcontents attempt to harass or demean Sun-Gazette readers so that our staff can research and delete comments as needed.

Sun-Gazette staff are addressing the incident and potential future remedies with Facebook.

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