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Not genuine or authentic.

in′au·then·tic′i·ty (-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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not authentic; false
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(ˌɪn ɔˈθɛn tɪk)

not authentic.
in`au•then′ti•cal•ly, adv.
in`au•then•tic′i•ty (-θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, -θən-) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inauthentic - intended to deceiveinauthentic - intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
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"This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam policies -- including through coordinated inauthentic behavior, the use of fake accounts, leading people to ad farms, and selling access to Facebook Pages to artificially increase distribution and generate profit," Facebook's Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in a statement.
Summary: Washington (USA), Nov 6 (ANI): Facebook has blocked 115 accounts, including 30 on Instagram, which may have been linked to "foreign entities" and engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" trying to interfere in the US midterm elections.
Facebook's announcement early Wednesday said that it has removed hundreds of fake pages, groups and accounts that were part of coordinated inauthentic behavior that targeted the sites users across the Middle East, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Teens will likely relate to Kelsey's desire to start over at her new school and Isaac's strained relationship with his senator father; however, Kelsey's voice especially feels inauthentic. This book may find an audience with fans of the author's previous works, but it is a secondary purchase.--Elizabeth Norton.
At the greatest remove from Truth is Charlotte Forten, whose elite class status along with her strong sense of propriety and her personal shyness led to a literary paralysis that was only overcome when she started writing art criticism, a genre that Peterson sees as a profoundly inauthentic genre for an African American woman of her day.
Gate's argument, as I understand it, does not suggest that, somewhere over the rainbow, behind or beyond the "inauthentic," lies the aura of the sincere and the true.
Facebook's Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Cybersecurity Policy, said in a blog post: "Earlier this week, we removed 168 Facebook accounts, 28 Pages and eight Instagram accounts for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior targeting people in Moldova.
Social media giant Facebook said it will be training its guns at so-called 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' as elections draw closer in some parts of the world, including the Philippines.
The company said the drop came from efforts to weed out fake and inauthentic accounts.
Deleting the accounts for "engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook" the post said that "this type of behavior is banned on Facebook because we want people to be able to trust the connections they make."
Often the narrative is more telling than showing, but when attempts at interjecting dialogue are made, it generally feels inauthentic. The audience for this book is questionnable.
Twombly is an artist of authentic medium-sized virtue Inflated by others, through no fault of his own, with the gas of an inauthentic, smarmy, self-hypnotized nostalgia.