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A false identity adopted by trolls and other malcontents to support their own postings.
She brought in six friends to back up her story, but five of them turned out to be sockpuppets.
by Manon January 09, 2004
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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An attempt by a person banned from a forum to circumvent the ban by creating a new account under a new identity.
This new user sounds strangely familiar.
That's because he's actually a sockpuppet for that asshole we banned last week.
by Mr. Vektor March 11, 2010
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"Everyone's afraid of something."
"Not everyone, Marge."
"Oh, yeah. Sock puppets."
"Aaaaah! Where?!"
by Snake April 25, 2005
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sockpuppet is someone who is under the control of someone else with no mind of their own and lets other people make their decisions for them
our governor is a sockpuppet with no mind of his own and allows other people in his party to make all of the decisions
by littlejimmie November 17, 2019
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An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously.
by Ian Maxwell March 14, 2003
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1: A fake personality, usually a 'friend' or 'sister,' created by a drama queen/king for the sake of defending him/herself against others in an online forum.

2: Someone who might be an actual person but behaves like the above, defending someone who really deserves no defense.
After mskyootie44 left the board in a snit, she made a sock puppet claiming to be her sister that told us we should all be ashamed of how mean we were because mskyootie was cutting herself in the bathroom.
by captainherring April 08, 2005
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