Facebook has issued an apology after a 104-year old woman lied about her age on its popular social media website, according to a Feb. 20 Associated Press report. Facebook did not apologize for the Michigan woman’s lie, but for the Facebook oversight that forced Marguerite Joseph to lie about her real age.
Joseph's granddaughter Gail Marlow says the current Facebook setup does not allow Joseph to list her real age. She notes that when she tried putting in her grandmother’s 1908 birth year, Facebook changed it to 1928, making the Gross Pointe Shores Joseph, perpetually 99 years; at least on social media.
Though Joseph is legally blind and has hearing issues, her granddaughter reads and responds to all her Facebook messages. Joseph is legally blind and can't hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all her Facebook messages. Marlow tells WDIV-TV that she would “love to see” Joseph's real age posted and refers to the current situation as “a glitch in the system.”
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Facebook working to fix a problem limiting used of pre-1910 birthdates.
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