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01/25/2011

Kate Middleton kicked off Facebook

A woman in England is upset after she was kicked off Facebook for pretending to be Kate Middleton.

The only problem is that she’s actually Kate Middleton.

The Ms. Middleton in question, however, is from Kent and is not the same Middleton engaged to marry Prince William this April.

According to BBC News, the Kate Middleton kicked off Facebook had signed up for the social network about two years ago.

She found out she was booted from the social network as she prepared to send a message to some friends. After hitting ‘Send’ she was asked to log in. But no matter how many times she tried logging in, she couldn’t get in.

A Facebook message said she had made a fake account, which was disabled for impersonation. Facebook has not confirmed to the BBC whether or not she was actually immitating the bride.

The clock is ticking for this Kate Middleton to get her Facebook account reinstated. The ‘Book says it makes the occasional mistake and is working to fix the problem.

Perhaps they could work to shut down some of the other Kate Middleton’s on Facebook. I did a quick search and found dozens.

It’s not yet known if the real Kate Middleton (er, the other one is real too – so the soon-to-be-royal Kate) has a Facebook profile. If not, someone should make a parody profile page like one of these.

Do you think Kate from Kent should have her Facebook account restored? Have you ever dealt with a fake account?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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