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Middleton name-alike banned from Facebook

Jan. 25, 2011 at 3:30 AM   |   Comments

WELLINGBOROUGH, England, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A British woman with the same name as Prince William's fiancee said Facebook suspended her account and accused her of using a fake name.

Kate Middleton, 29, a Wellingborough, England, healthcare assistant, said Facebook suspended her account Thursday, claiming "the name under which it was registered was fake," the London Evening Standard reported Monday.

"I've had no contact from Facebook about the situation or what they are going to do," Middleton said.

A Facebook representative said the company is looking into the issue.

"We review thousands of pieces of content every day and take action to ensure Facebook remains a safe and trusted environment for everyone. Of course, we make an occasional mistake. This is an example. When this happens, and it's brought to our attention, we work quickly to resolve the issue," the representative said.

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