Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg told WishTV on Wednesday that the social media company shut down his personal Facebook account, because they thought he was lying about his name.
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It’s not a new problem for Zuckerberg, who two years ago had trouble getting a Facebook account in the first place. “I had to send them copies of my driver’s license, birth certificate and Indianapolis Bar Assn. license just to get them to believe that I exist and to allow me to set up my page,” Zuckerberg told WishTV in a statement.
His Facebook woes even extend to his office life. Last year Zuckerberg told the Indianapolis Star he gets a dozen or so phone calls a day from people complaining about Facebook and asking for tech support. He also gets around 500 Facebook friend requests a day, many of which are from people who don’t speak English.
To try and extricate himself from the shadow of the younger Zuckerberg, he even created a website, iammarkzuckerberg.com, where he reflects on his unusual relationship with his namesake, and unabashedly talks about his own achievements.
As of now, it Facebook says Mark S. Zuckerberg’s account has been restored. “We have reactivated this person’s account and sent him an email apologizing for the inconvenience,” said a Facebook spokeswoman said in an email to the Los Angeles Times. “Our reviewers look at thousands of pieces of content a day that are reported to them and of course make an occasional mistake. When this happens, and we’re notified about it, we work quickly to restore the content.” Head to Techland for more.
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