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sock puppet

A social media account in which one misrepresents their identity, usually to appear as another person who agrees with the views or comments expressed through their main account. The name refers to a type of hand puppet, in which a sock is fitted over the hand. After some time, it was discovered that the CEO had several sock puppet Twitter accounts, which he used to rave about his business and drive customers to his site. It didn't take long until sock puppets overran the thread with controversial posts that were all very similar to each other in tone and style. I'm skeptical of these 200 glowing reviews—I bet they're all by sock puppets.
See also: puppet, sock
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The three sock puppet designs--Arrrgyle the Pirate, Princess Slipperfoot and Paws the Dog--come with a backstory that is included on the accompanying card.
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The Sock Puppet is the voice of pets and an advocate of pets, conveying to children and adults alike how pets feel about a wide variety of pet-related issues.
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Pets.com scored highly, not merely because its sock puppet spokes-thing is clever, but because its message had been seen before.
The sock puppet campaign for Pets.com has been this year's winner in advertising.
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Afterward, participants can use the puppet stage to make their own show with the stuffed animal they brought or make a sock puppet with materials provided.
Call 029 2063 6464 or visit www.wmc.org.uk The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Company In a comedy act that has to be seen to be believed, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Company present their show Minging Detectives.
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? MADONNA announced her new tour in a humorous clip featuring a sock puppet. It'll have you rolling around on the floor.
No need to book, just come and have a go at making something from natural or recycled materials, such as a mini raft, sock puppet, elder friendship bands or scarecrows.
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Wednesday LAMBCHOP (not to be confused with the sock puppet) once declared itself to be "Nashville's most f***-up country band".