Facebook disables Osama's account

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Facebook disables Osama's account
New York, Apr 19: Facebook has said that the account under the name of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been disabled on the social networking site.

The account is said to have extremist Islamic content and has over 1,000 'fans'.

"People often attempt to register fake accounts under the name of famous or infamous people and we have a number of technical measures designed to prevent this behaviour," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said on Sunday, Apr 18, in an email.

"Sometimes these fakes do get through but there is no evidence to suggest that the account in question or the other dozens of people who have tried to present themselves as Osama Bin Laden have any relation to the terrorist," he said.

According to media report, the disabled account had speeches and audio recordings of Islamic extremists. The contents were reportedly produced by al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Sahab Media Group.

The report said that Osama was referred to in the page as 'Prince of Mujahideen', while his location has been posted as 'mountains of the world'.

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