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Is It Even Possible to Be an Authentic Person Online?

Lauren Oyler on the Millennial long con of simply being alive

“People often say my generation values authenticity,” remarks the unnamed narrator of Lauren Oyler’s new novel, Fake Accounts. It’s the kind of statement that begs to be read wryly under most circumstances, including those of Oyler’s narrator — who, in the wake of Donald…