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The Tricksters of Afghanistan’s New Online-Dating Scene

Is it possible to find real love with a fake Facebook profile?
Source: Rami Niemi

Wa 24-year-old Afghan American who recently lived in Afghanistan, received a Facebook friend request from a woman with an unfamiliar name, she didn’t think twice about accepting it. The woman’s profile picture had clearly been copied off the internet, but Nasirahmad figured that the woman could be a relative of hers, trying to hide her identity; many families in Afghanistan disapprove of women posting their pictures online, so

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