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Facebook Hates Old People

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Congrats, you turned 100. You lived through the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and hammer pants, but Facebook doesn't give a crap. Apparently, it stops counting age at 99. What's with this disgusting ageism, Facebook?

A local news station in Detroit spotted a lady named Marguerite Johnson who is 104, but whose Facebook page is stuck at 99. She should get some kind of award for even being on Facebook. She's old as hell. Where's the respect, young Zuckerberg? Her granddaughter, who runs her page, says every time she's tried to change the settings to the right year, Facebook gives her an unknown error message. It's not just a quirk on her profile; if you try to change your own birthday to 100+ years ago, you'll get the same result. Your consolation is that you didn't have to live through Prohibition. [BetaBeat, h/t AP]


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