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Old 02-23-2013, 09:54 PM
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Woman Forced to Lie About Her Age on Facebook

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) - February 21, 2013 (WPVI) -- Facebook is apologizing for a problem that makes a 104-year-old Michigan woman lie about her age on the social media website.

Marguerite Joseph's granddaughter says Facebook won't let Joseph list her real age.

Gail Marlow says when she tries inputting her grandmother's birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928. So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 - online, anyway.

Joseph is legally blind and can't hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all her Facebook messages.

Marlow tells a local televisionstation that she'd, "love to see" Joseph's real age posted and chalks it up to "a glitch in the system."

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it's working to fix a problem limiting used of pre-1910 birthdates.

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:50 AM
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Re: Woman Forced to Lie About Her Age on Facebook

If Facebook makes her list herself as 20 years younger than her age, why does it reflect that she is 5 years younger?

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Re: Woman Forced to Lie About Her Age on Facebook

Sorry, but this is hardly newsworthy.

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Re: Woman Forced to Lie About Her Age on Facebook

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If Facebook makes her list herself as 20 years younger than her age, why does it reflect that she is 5 years younger?

My understanding is that you can only list double digits, but, when she hits 100, according to fb, I guess she gets kicked off!

Honestly, I wouldn't have expected anyone in triple digits to be on there.

Good for her though!

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