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  1. Facebook Fake Name Purge Also Purges Real People

    The Boston Globe has a story about Facebook purging its site of fake accounts. Facebook keeps a "blacklist" of names that can't be used, such as comic book character names or those from recent news events. However, in the process, some real people with unusual names have also been blacklisted, or had their Facebook pages deleted. The story says a woman named Alicia Istanbul found her Facebook site listed as fake and was unable to access it. Facebook says such mistakes happen occasionally, and apologizes for "any inconvenience." However, it often takes …

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