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					Australia

Facebook has 10 million Australian users - almost half the population -
and requires people to state at sign-up that they are at least 13 years
of age. But, because there is currently no way to formally enforce the
age limit, in July 2011 Australia began considering giving parents access
to their children's pages, requiring proof of age at sign-up, and
increasing the age limit to 18.[6]
China
Main article: Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China

In Mainland China, Facebook was blocked following the July 2009 Ürümqi
riots[2] because Xinjiang independence activists were using Facebook as
part of their communications network.[7] Some Chinese users also believed
that Facebook would not succeed in China after Google China's
problems.[8] The popular Renren social network (formerly Xiaonei) has
many features similar to Facebook, and complies with PRC Government
regulations regarding content filtering.
Egypt
Main article: Internet censorship in Egypt

Facebook was blocked for a few days in Egypt during the 2011 Egyptian
protests.[9]
Denmark

The Facebook censorship robots Websense blocks webpages as "abusive" and
"insecure" if the word freemason appears on a page.
Iran
Main article: Internet censorship in Iran

During the 2009 election in Iran, the website was banned because of fears
that opposition movements were being organized on the website.[3]
Mauritius

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) of
Mauritius, ordered Internet Service Providers(ISPs) of the country to ban
Facebook on immediate effect, on the 8th November 2007 because of a fake
profile page of the Prime Minister. Access to Facebook was restored on
the next day. [10][11][12][13][14]
Morocco
Main article: Internet censorship in Morocco

On February 5, 2008, Fouad Mourtada, a citizen of Morocco, was arrested
for the alleged creation of a faked Facebook profile of Prince Moulay
Rachid of Morocco.[15][16]

				
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