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Different Drummer

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20. Facebook seems to have quit me.
Sun May 12, 2024, 04:48 PM
May 12

When I went to bed on 6/4/23, I was me. Upon waking up on 6/5/23, I discovered that a hacker had changed my identity to Tina Turner. It violates Facebook's Terms of Service to misrepresent yourself as being a famous person (the fact that a hacker did it apparently makes no difference) and so, Facebook's AI* disabled my account that had previously existed for 15 years without an issue.

I then spent the next several months trying measures that I had seen on various Reddit forums to try to reclaim my account. All of them failed so, in January 2024, I reluctantly created a new account. That lasted for about two months and change when I forgot my password and had to beg Facebook AI for a password reset. They were willing to go along with that, but I apparently made a mistake in the procedure and they refused my request for a reset--and have not allowed me the opportunity to try again.

I have concluded that the "solution" Facebook AI suggests for everything is "create a new account." Get hacked? Create a new account. Forget your password? Create a new account. Those "solutions" don't work for me so, unless and until Facebook gives me another chance to establish a new password (and I'm not holding my breath!), I have concluded I'll just have to do without Facebook. I would be okay with that, except I'm missing out on news from my relatives and friends who I've known for most of my life.

*AI--Artificial Intelligence

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