There is much uproar over Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and his "fake girlfriend" who died. While some are very upset that he shared his fake Internet dating story with the world, but Fox News shares on Jan. 17 that Nev Shulman, star of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" is reaching out because the exact same thing happened to him and prompted him to create a TV show about helping others in the same boat.
In the show, most everyone that has been on has been "catfished" a process set out by another to tell an intricate story and weave you into it. In one case, a woman was in a two year relationship with a man and when it was time to finally meet up, it turns out that the person she had been talking to online was a girl that she had words with once that wanted revenge.
Ultimately, Te'o was apart of an elaborate lie. While he played a part in it, he didn't know that until the very end when it was brought to his attention as well. Nev Shulman is now reaching out to Manti on Twitter saying that he understands because he's been there and he wants to help tell his story. He knows all about this deception and feels that people should be held accountable for their online personas just as someone would in the real world.
Do you think that someone should have to verify they are who they say when on the Internet?