WHAT'S THE MEANING
"Catfishing" is a term used for an activity where someone creates a fake identity on any given internet platform, with the intention of targeting other netizens for deception.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that catfishing, despite sounding like a trivial issue in and of itself, is actually a prevalent problem on the internet? It comes without a doubt that online dating has been more commonplace during the previous years, with roughly 49 million people have tried it at least once. Additionally, over half of women and men say that internet dating is a good platform for meeting new people who may or may not share mutual interests. Similar to real life dating, online dating also has its hazards. One of the most commonly discussed problems within this platform is the widespread number of catfishes.
Although what can be considered as "catfishing" is widely debated, anything that even resembles a dishonest piece of information about yourself is considered as such. Although some catfishes are mild, ranging from lying about their height or age, some go the extra mile, even using an image of another person on their social media accounts. Some even resort to using voice changer software to effectively fool their victims into believing that they are who they say they are. Even the best voice changers that the internet has to offer are easily accessible by anyone now, with some even having the ability to change male voices to female ones and vice versa! Be that as it may, some chatting software like Skype and Discord still provide voice changing software for their platform.