How to Make Sock Puppet Accounts for OSINT in 2021

Matty Bv3
7 min readMar 16, 2021
Source: some random .ru site

Everyday it seems to get harder and harder to make sock puppet (i.e. ‘fake’) accounts for OSINT research. Services want more information. They require real (non-VOIP) phone numbers. They assume using a VPN = sketchy.

Personally, I blame Russian troll farms.

Regardless of the reasons and restraints, there’s good news for us OSINT investigators. As long…