A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. Many English Wikipedia editors refer to them as "socks", and "strawman socks" are sometimes created to disrupt a community. Sockpuppets can make online polling difficult, since it is difficult to create an online system where each account corresponds to a single flesh-and-blood human being.
- ↑ Wikidata item: w:wikidata:Q798599
- ↑ Wikipedia policy about "socks": w:Wikipedia:Socks