Faking It

Friday, December 20, 2002

Now there's a new way for activists to register their complaints against a company that does business with dictators or - like Dow Chemical, does not take responsibility for the Bhopal disaster in India back in 1984. A software program called ReamWeaver allows users to replicate and make subtle alterations to corporate websites with results that are designed to enrage the corporate victims while educating the readers. Brooke speaks with a creator of a couple of the most inflammatory sites (fake site, real site), Hampshire college sophomore Paul Hardwin.

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