On March 18, 2007, a fourteen-year-old eighth grader created a fake MySpace profile depicting her middle school principal, James McGonigle.1 The profile included a picture of the principal and suggested that he was a pedophile and sex addict—the profile address was titled “‘kids rock my bed.’”2 The principal was also described “as a forty year old, married, bisexual man living in Alabama.”3 In the interests section of the profile, his interests were listed as: “‘detention, being a tight ass, riding the fraintrain, spending time with my child (who looks like a gorilla), baseball, my golden pen, fucking in my office, [and] hitting on students and their parents.’”4 Further outlandish, crude, and false statements described the principal as a “‘hairy, expressionless, sex addict, fa[t] ass.’”5 In one part of the profile, the “principal” purportedly wrote the following about himself.  . . .

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