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Selena Gomez

BANNED from Facebook

8/5/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Selena Gomez
has been banned from Facebook until further notice -- but here's the thing ... it's not the famous Selena Gomez ... it's a girl in New Mexico with the same name ... and she's PISSED.

18-year-old Selena MIRANDA Gomez tells TMZ, she tried to sign in to her Facebook account on Wednesday ... but was denied, receiving a message instead that her account had been disabled for being "inauthentic."

According to the error message, the account was disabled for violating Facebook's terms -- which state, "Impersonating anyone or anything is not allowed."

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But clearly, the non-famous Selena isn't impersonating anyone -- and now she's really upset that she's been unfairly banned from her social networking profile, telling TMZ, "I AM NOT AN IMPOSTOR ... My name is not hers on my page. In fact, I even put my middle name on my FB to clear up any confusion."

She says, "I did not have one single famous friend. I did not refer to myself as [the famous Selena], and I did not have any pictures of her on my page!"

Selena says she's reached out to FB to reactivate her account -- but so far, no luck.

A rep for FB had no comment.

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1.

thehoch    

She should ask her boyfriend Justin Francis Bieber to help her out.

726 days ago
2.

miu    

I hate FB so much... omg
Can someone please invent a new social network hype?

726 days ago
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Malika    

It's automatic and you'll get your account unbanned. Chill. Facebook has a system that checks them every so often, you can't even register a famous name... and if you're smart and know celebrities famous account you'll notice most go under fake names.

726 days ago
4.

Jay W.     

Facebook is "Big Brother." There watching your every move.

726 days ago
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Meggie24    

First world problem. Yawn.

726 days ago
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LDB    

FB is overrated. Along with twitter. Its a stupid fad that will lost interest just like Myspace.

726 days ago
7.

Brooke    

Woah. When I read this I thought the famous selena Gomez was being banned. I'm all like why? shes such a sweetheart!?!?

726 days ago
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LunarJunk    

Why can't Facebook do this to people who make p0rn accounts? Facebook reminds me too much of MySpace. It's really disgusting.

726 days ago
9.

Rocco    

Facebook is quickly becoming Myspace.

726 days ago
10.

crema    

Why does the first sentence in bullets say;
You account instead of Your account???
TMZ check it out

726 days ago
11.

Seriously wtf    

i hate facebook. They locked me out of my account asking for a cell number. When I put my NEW cell phone number in, they said it was already associated with another account. I gave up on it . I don't see why they locked me out with no warning what so ever. Anyway on to google plus - hopefully it will be better.

726 days ago
12.

bb    

This Selena even looks similar to the other Selena ...weird, man.

726 days ago
13.

I luv u RPattz!    

Someone on Facebook is named: Belle E Flopping Hurts I don't see Facebook banning him/her for using a fake name...unless its really their name in which case their parents must suck.

726 days ago
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raven    

FB is trying to do a lot of dumb things like account deactivation for duplicate accounts or dupe accounts. There was an article that came out that stated FB will deactivate 8 million duplicates and dupe accounts, even if you use your pet's name and it talks about your pet, it will be deactivated. And if you get your account deactivated, you can never sign up for a new one. But here is the issue, even if they deactivate your account, your information, photos etc. will not be deleted from their system, it will go into social limbo and you can't access it anymore. Maybe FB needs to die a social death. Zuckerberg is taking out his failed IPO on FB users.

As for Selena, Gomez is a generic last name and there is more than one Selena Gomez in the planet. Trust FB to screw things up.

726 days ago
15.

big'un    

OMG the universe is totally out of balance now

726 days ago
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