Mark S Zuckerberg banned from Facebook

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other-zuck.jpgMark Zuckerberg has been banned from Facebook. No, not Mark E Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder, but Mark S Zuckerberg, Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney.

He’s reportedly had his account removed from the site, just for sharing the same name as its billionaire owner.

Reading Mark S’s personal website, it’s actually a little bit sad. He writes:

“I have put a lot of energy into becoming an exceptional bankruptcy attorney and establishing my good name nationally. 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. Now my name isn’t mine any more. The website HowManyofMe.com claims that only 1 Mark Zuckerberg exists in the entire United States. Which one do you think they’re counting?”

Mark S already had to jump through hoops to be given access to the site, sending in a driver’s licence, birth certificate and Indianapolis Bar Association licence before he could make a page. Now the identity monitoring teams have wiped him off Facebook for good, which in this day and age is as good as not existing at all. Sort of.

Mark S Zuckerberg isn’t the first person to have a run in with Facebook’s identity police. Back in January a Kate Middleton from Northamptonshire had her account removed from the site as she was thought to be imitating the now-princess Kate Middleton, Prince William’s missus.

By Gerald Lynch | May 12th, 2011