While we make the argument that you can never trust a person’s identity online, nothing can illustrate that fact more clearly than learning how artist Curtis Wallen created a completely fake identity. Paradoxically, Wallen’s story also illustrates the counterpoint that there’s no true anonymity on the Internet.

Take a look at this article from The Atlantic and learn about the how Wallen’s relationship to the Internet had to change in order to maintain the charade.