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We Asked an Expert If You Can Really Make Catfishing Illegal

A British woman is calling on the government to criminalise catfishing – but is she going to have any luck?
Marianne Eloise
2.24.17
the vice interview

​The VICE Interview: Nev Schulman from MTV's 'Catfish'

"What's my worst phase? There are so many, it's hard to pick just one."
Morgan Harries
11.7.16
Stuff

The Crushing Depression of Morbid Obesity

People who are morbidly obese are four to six times more likely to be depressed than people of average size.
Paul Willis
1.13.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Woman Is on Trial for Using Blindfolds and a Fake Penis to Trick Her Best Friend into Sex

The complainant says she was sickened to learn her "boyfriend" was actually her female best friend.
Manisha Krishnan
9.11.15
Stuff

How Catfishing Worked Before the Internet

People have been lying about their identities in search of notoriety or love or thrills for a long, long time.
Mike Pearl
3.20.15
Stuff

We Asked Some Celebrities What It's Like to Be the Subject of an Online Death Hoax

Barry Chuckle, Dave Benson Philips and <i>Pawn Stars</i>' Austin Russell know how it feels when the whole world believe you're dead.
Ralph Jones
3.3.15
Stuff

Human Connection and Shitting in Churches: The Moving, Surreal Comedy of Kim Noble

We spoke to the performer about his new show, in which he pretends to be a woman online to catfish lorry drivers and drills a hole in his wall to record the sound of his neighbours having sex.
Jak Hutchcraft
2.25.15
Music

An Entire Community of Clubbers Just Got Catfished en Masse

For ten years, I and thousands of others thought we "knew' Katelin McMillian. Turns out the super-hot Dutch-Scottish model and international DJ star never existed.
Tan Ur-Rehman
2.13.15
Stuff

I Spoke to One of the Male Victims of My Weird Catfish Drama

The cyber charlatan told him that he'd driven my friend to a heroin overdose. It was all a big lie.
Ellie Flynn
1.22.15
Stuff

Someone's Been Using My Facebook Photos to 'Catfish' People for Nearly a Decade

They keep talking to men, and I keep meeting these men, and they're always angry, and it really has to stop.
Ellie Flynn
1.21.15
Stuff

Summer/Autumn - New Fiction by Ben Brooks

Ben told us this story is one hundred percent true.
Ben Brooks
9.24.13