Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Facebook ban for Mark Zuckerberg (the lawyer)

    Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up
    Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up

    Mark Zuckerberg has been blocked from Facebook.

    A Jewish bankruptcy lawyer from Indiana this week found himself persona-non-grata on the popular social networking site because he shared the name of its 26-year-old founder.

    Facebook operates a strict policy on fake profiles, and Mr Zuckerberg discovered this week that his page had been removed.

    It is not the first time Mr Zuckerberg has had to fight the Facebook authorities.

    When he first attempted to join the site, he was asked by the website to provide his birth certificate as proof he existed. After the page was set up, he found himself inundated with friend requests and people asking him to lend them money.

    Mr Zuckerberg even created a website explaining his problem and lamenting the damage done to his professional reputation.

    On the site IamMarkZuckerberg.com he wrote: "If you had Googled Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, you would have found me. No one else.

    "Now my name isn't mine any more."

    Mr Zuckerberg pointed out that unlike the notorious Harvard dropout, he had finished his university education. "Other than the name, and our Jewish upbringing, the two of us have little in common," he said.

    However he added of his billionaire namesake: "If he does fall upon difficult financial times, and happens to be in Indiana, I will gladly handle his case."

    A Facebook spokesman apologised for the confusion and said they would reactivate the account.

World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...
World

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...

Michael Moran

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Australian abuse report
World

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...
World

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...

Michael Moran

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...