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My step-son tried to log in to facebook and saw that account was disabled. Supposedly because he was using a fake name, which he wasn't. Is there any way to appeal it?

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I found this at Facebook's help center: Why was my personal Facebook account disabled? At the end, it says

If you believe your account was disabled by mistake, click here.

That link takes you to a form you can use to request re-enabling the account.

It's possible that Facebook will not care about the requests though. :/ The question reminded me of a newspaper article (in Finnish; very bad Google translation here — 'valo' means 'light') about someone whose name real name is Ville Valo (i.e. he's the namesake of a well-known rock artist) who got his FB account disabled, and Facebook just refused to listen to his pleas to re-open it.

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That's what I was looking for - fantastic. – James L Dec 21 '10 at 10:12
Facebook don't care about their user, just because they have millions of them. Very bad service, my account was deleted too and I used that form several times but it never worked. – Deepak Kamat Apr 2 '13 at 4:47
@DeepakKamat How could you say Facebook doesn't care about their users, really? They provide a free, high-quality profile (unlimited) to anyone, and support hundreds of millions of users (mind you, this number was from '09) – Nicholas V. Sep 16 '13 at 17:34
@NicholasV. And they bombard you with unwanted ads everywhere. – Deepak Kamat Sep 17 '13 at 6:08
@DeepakKamat Once again, when you have hundreds of millions of unique users, are you not expecting them to advertise? – Nicholas V. Sep 17 '13 at 13:08

provide a birth certificate, library card,or school id card and then take a picture with a webcam or phone and save to your computer and upload it and your account should be enabled

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