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Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, Says German Regulator

Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, Says German Regulator

Facebook’s real name policy, which prevents people from using the service with pseudonyms, has pissed off a lot of people – especially as of late. Facebook’s policy has drawn the ire of the transgender community, domestic violence victim, privacy advocates, and Native American groups. But in the States, the policy hasn’t gained any regulatory attention. Not the case overseas, where …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s “real name policy”, as it’s been called, is frustrating to a lot of people. Facebook has long required its users to use their real names on the site, and this has been controversial for many years – but a few recent incidents have served to shine a brighter light on things. Now we’ve reached the point where people are …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook, a longtime supporter of LGBT issues, has come under fire in recent months for a policy that, according to those in the transgender community, is incredibly harmful. Facebook requires its users to use their real names on the site. This “real name policy” has been controversial for many years, but an extra bright light has been blasted on it …

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Facebook Wins Battle in Germany Over Real Names Policy

Facebook has won a court challenge in Germany that will see its real names policy upheld in the country. Back in December, Germany’s data protection office Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) issued a ruling against Facebook’s real names policy, claiming that it infringed upon citizen’s rights to free speech and anonymity online. Facebook said that they would fight the ruling, …

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