I noticed today, not sure how long it’s been going on, that you can now (if you’re an admin) change the name of a Facebook group. You didn’t used to be able to, which is one reason there are so many groups with typos or spelling mistakes in the names. I thought this was a problem, but now I’ve realised something.

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It’s not just for fixing mistakes. You could, for example change the whole purpose of a group — making people aligned to causes they wouldn’t dream of signing up for. I’ve messed with a stupid little group I’ve got, but a prankster (or a hacker with an admins details) could easily move thousands of people from a nice fluffy group into one that promoted racial hatred.

It’s only a matter of time until it happens and the Daily Mail are poised to be appalled.

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