Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is being lashed out on its policy of real name. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s terms of service say that you have to use your legal name as it is on identity. Many users who are victim of harassment, security problems or general users who have difficult, weird names don’t like to use their real names and prefer using nicknames. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is recently suspending accounts of those users without any warning. In an article on the Verge, Lux Alptraum said that his account was locked by Facebook just because his name on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) doesn’t match his identity name.
The source mentioned that this policy is useless, pointless and has no usage whatsoever. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has weird criteria for implementing its real name policies. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently banned many users from its social media platform just on the idea that their names are fake. Many people in the world have names that apparently don’t match with their gender. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s automated or manual systems cannot figure out this difference, as a result, blocking accounts.
The source said that last year, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced that it will improve its systems in order to avoid suspensions. But nothing has been sorted out as yet. Famous people who have connections in the company or press get their accounts reinstated within hours by Facebook but what about those users who have no place to lodge their complaint.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) gives only one option after blocking the account, which is to change the name. No option to contact Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) help center appears after an account is locked, the source claimed.
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