Technology and social media have taken over the world. For the good and certainly for the bad. This story is a mix of both and displays fully, what kind of weird-ass people walk around the streets, and how the young minds can easily be one step ahead and you don’t even know it.
Source: After learning that a female friend of his was molested as a child, Ethan, a college student in the San Francisco Bay area, was feeling frustrated and upset. The 20-year-old, who asked that his last name not be used because he fears retaliation, told NBC Bay Area in an on-camera interview that he channeled his anger into a new form of digital vigilante justice last month — one that he may have pioneered.
In May, using Snapchat’s gender-swap filter, he took a photograph of himself as a woman. Though he theoretically could have stolen a profile picture from a random woman on the internet, creating a unique image with the app meant that photo couldn’t easily be traced back to its rightful owner with a simple Google image search. The filter replaced his short haircut with long flowing black hair, gave him full lips and flushed cheeks, and added a thick layer of black eyeliner and mascara to his eyes. Newly feminized, he created an account on Tinder, claiming to be a young woman named Esther.
Before long, “Esther” had a match — a man named Rob.
“I believe he messaged me, ‘Are you down to have some fun tonight?’ and I decided to take advantage of it,” Ethan told the station. The two chatted for about 12 hours, Ethan said. Their conversation moved from the dating app to Kik, a messaging app popular with teenagers. Because Tinder requires users to be 18, Esther’s fake profile said she was 19, according to the San Jose Police Department. Once on Kik, Ethan, posing as Esther, told the man that she was only 16.
“We started texting on there, and it got a lot more explicit,” Ethan said.
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Ethan is a genius. Great work, kid.