Indianapolis lawyer Mark S. Zuckerberg made news this week after his Facebook profile page was removed by the social network, which cited false identity issues.
Zuckerberg, who shares his first and last name with the Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, got his page back on Thursday, with apologies from the company, Indiana’s WISH-TV reported.
Just to set up his account in the first place, the lawyer had to submit copies of his driver’s license, birth certificate and Indianapolis Bar Association license, Zuckerberg said.
The social network has had similar problems with other famous names in the past.
The Today Show reported that several Kate Middletons from Boston, Australia and Britain have all been kicked off the social network in the past.
And Justin Bieber of Jacksonville, Fla. briefly found himself without a Facebook profile in 2010, after the teen pop sensation of the same name shot up the charts, First Coast News reported. Bieber said he also got daily fan letters and phone calls, despite having changed his listing in the phone book.
Zuckerberg — the lawyer — said he also seems some unwanted attention because of his name. He told WISH that he has to deal with thousands of friend requests, as well as the occasional stranger asking for a loan.
Do you share a name with a celebrity? Has it affected your digital identity?
(Post Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Donald E. Graham sits on Facebook’s board of directors, and the newspaper and many Post staffers use Facebook for marketing purposes.)