MTV Challenges Fans To Identify Fake Facebook Profiles
Pop culture entertainment station is draws attention to its docu-series 'Catfish' by getting people to uncover online phonies.
MTV has cooked up a new way to highlight its ‘Catfish’ TV show–and draw in a greater viewer base. It has created a ‘Catfishing’ game featuring Steve Angello, which will allow the lucky winner to rendez-vous with the producer in Miami.
The game operates on a similar idea as the TV show, in which Nev Schulman and Max Joseph find out whether couples who are dating online are actually who they say they are, or whether they are masquerading behind false information (being a ‘catfish’). In MTV’s promotional iteration, users are challenged to check out the Swedish House Mafia man’s Facebook profile and discover what he’s lying about in his fake profile.