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Clean Slate: how felons are erasing compromising news online

The Lumen database received a shoutout apropros the "back-dated article technique" whereby individuals, often using false credentials, are able to initiate takedown requests of original articles.

"Lumen is rife with requests for removal of content made under false names."

Read more in Centro LatinoAmericano de Investigación Periodística.

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