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Teen cancels Facebook party with 200,000 ‘guests’

Australian schoolgirl had to cancel her 16th birthday party after her Facebook invitation went viral and close to 200,000 people said they would turn up at her house.According to the Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper,The Sydney girl had wanted her schoolmates to attend,the post which have included her address and said they could bring friends if they let her know.

“(It’s an) open house party as long as it doesn’t get out of hand,” she wrote, adding that she had not had time to invite everyone individually.20,000 people had replied within 24 hours. more than¬† to the public event to say they were attending and by Tuesday almost 200,000 potential partygoers had reportedly accepted the invitation.

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According to the girl’s father, who asked not to be named, said his daughter had invited “a few friends” over Facebook but had initially been unaware of the settings required to stop strangers from viewing the information.

She told the Telegraph”She was just anxious about whether anyone would show up to her birthday,” .

It appeared the girl’s original post had been reposted by an “unknown person” and this had gone viral, as they warned of the dangers of advertising parties on social networking sites.According to the Police.”The father has given us an undertaking that he will have the Facebook page removed and the party will definitely not be going on,” police Inspector Terry Dalton told ABC Radio. “There will be no party at that address.

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