Friday, August 10, 2012

'Selena Gomez' banned by Facebook: What happened? -

Selena Gomez is sitting well with Twitter, but Facebook banned a person who happens to have the same name as the "Spring Breakers" star. The social media site is on a mission to remove "inauthentic" FB accounts.

Cambio published a story Thursday about a Facebook flap that had one young teen upset about having her account nixed by the social media juggernaut.

Selena Miranda Gomez -- no relation to Justin Bieber's girlfriend -- could not access her Facebook account through the regular log-in screen. The New Mexico teen got a message that said her account was terminated for "impersonating" someone else, in this case a famous person bearing her same name.

Justin and Selena Gomez are popular celebrities on Facebook, so it makes since why anyone with a likeness or possibly "impersonating" them should have their accounts banned. However, this was not the case.

Selena M. Gomez insisted that she was not trying to act as if she was someone else and this was simply a bad decision on the Internet's company's part.

Justin and Selena Gomez are moving targets and it is great that Facebook is taking necessary steps to prevent fraudulent accounts from representing real people. However, this is a great example on why more systems should be put in place to prevent premature closing of accounts.

Get this: Mark Zuckerberg, an attorney, had his account banned recently under the same set of circumstances.

Good news: Selena M. Gomez's Facebook account has been restored. Now the real star can rest assured that, at the moment, she is still "Liked" by Facebook.

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