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Woman, 104, Lies About Age: Marguerite Joseph Forced to Lie About Age on Facebook

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 11:43 PM EST

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A 104 year old Michigan woman named Marguerite Joseph was unable to post her real age on Facebook. Fox New reports that Marguerite's granddaughter said that the social media site won't allow her to put her age at 104.

Gail Marlow, Marguerite's granddaughter said that when she tries to put her grandmother's date of birth at 1908 Facebook changes it to 1928, a big difference. For the past two years Marguerite remains 99 years old on Facebook.

Marlow reads her grandmother messages on her Facebook since she is legally blind and cannot hear very well. Marlow said to WDIV.TV that she would love to see her real age displayed on Facebook.

Marguerite, who lives in Grosse Pointe Shores uses Facebook as a way to follow her grandchildren's lives reported The New York Daily News.

Joseph, of Gross Pointe Shores, Mich., has always closely followed the lives of her grandchildren, so when the opportunity arose for her to friend them on Facebook, she jumped at the chance.

"Every time I tried to change the settings to the right year, Facebook always came back with an unknown error message and would send us right back to a year she wasn't born in," Marlow said to WDIV.TV.

"I would love to see her real age on Facebook. I mean in April she's going to be 105. It's special."

Marlow even contacted Facbeook CEO Mark Zuckerberg but he never responded to her query. She says she chalks it up to a glitch in the system.

The New York Daily News reported that Marlow notes that social media has helped her grandmother feel young again.

"This is an opportunity for me to share her with the world, and I truly believe being online has helped keep her young," Marlow said to NY Daily News.

Andrew Noyes who is a Facebook spokesman said to the Associated Press that the company is working on fixing the date of birth limit of pre 1910 birthdays.

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