A US based bankruptcy lawyer had his Facebook account disabled because he shares his name with the social networking platform’s founder and CEO.
Mark S Zuckerberg was greeted by a message from Facebook on Wednesday that his account had been shut down as he was using a ‘fake’ identity. Perhaps someone in Facebook thought that he was imposter masquerading as the CEO.
The Indianapolis based lawyer was shocked and appalled to discover the predicament he was in. Apparently, two years, ago, when the ‘other’ Zuckerberg had opened an account on Facebook, he was asked to prove his identity to the company.
In 2009, Zuckerberg had to send copies of his birth certificate, driver’s license and Indianapolis Bar Association license, in order to open an account on the platform.
When the news of name confusion spread across the web like wildfire on Wednesday, Facebook restored his account and sent him a message, apologising for the confusion.
“If you had Googled Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, you would have found me. No one else. Mark S. Zuckerberg, bankruptcy attorney. If you had repeated the search two years later, you wouldn't have found me at all,” Mark S. Zuckerberg said in a statement.
“Now my name isn't mine anymore. The website HowManyofMe.com claims that only 1 Mark Zuckerberg exists in the entire United States. Which one do you think they're counting?” he added.