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Middle School Student Sues Two Classmates over Fake Facebook Page

A Georgia middle school student has filed a suit against two classmates that claims they created a fake Facebook page in her name with defamatory information.

The suit by Alexandria Boston says the Facebook page distorted Boston’s image to make her look fat and suggested she used drugs, according to the Daily Report and the Associated Press. The fake Alexandria, who goes by “Alex,” left obscene comments on friends’ pages, posted a racist video and made frequent sexual references, according to the complaint. Boston attends Palmer Middle School.

Boston’s lawyer, Natalie Woodward of Roswell, Ga., told the Daily Report that Facebook did not take down the page, despite requests, until the case attracted media coverage. Police said no crime was committed, and school officials said they couldn’t act because the page was not created on school computers, she said.

Boston’s father told Woodward he contacted several other lawyers about the case, but none returned his calls. “We were all picked on as kids,” Woodward told the Daily Report. “This is different.”

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