Feb 5, 2019

Facebook turns down Dorset Council name request

The new Dorset Council has had its choice of Facebook name turned down. The social network has objected to the shadow authority using the name because Dorset Council is already in use by an authority in Tasmania. Councillors were told Dorset Council UK would also not be accepted, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said. Dorset's nine authorities are due to become two unitary councils in April and the issue was revealed on Monday at a meeting for the new authority. Dorset County Council's Jennifer Lowis said the situation was "Not ideal".

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