Why Facebook Booted My Baby

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2009 5:00 PM CDT
Cassandra Barry and writer Joel Stein.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Joel Stein’s 3-month-old son Laszlo wasn’t a model Facebook citizen—“he threatened to pee on some, cut others,” and would routinely comment “I’d hit that” on other babies’ photos—but that’s no reason to kick him off the site, right? Turns out Baby Stein's account disabled because he was under 13.

To be sure, Stein writes in Time, “all I wanted was to avoid being one of those annoying parents who post photos of their kids on their own page. I wanted a place for the few family and friends who want to see his baby pictures. And now all the photos other people posted of Laszlo are gone.” The site has a chance to make good in Stein’s eyes, “by giving me back his page for a day so I can transfer it.” Do that, Facebook, and you'll “no longer be known as a baby hater.”