Facebook responds to activists’ protest of risky rule

This is accurate representation of the changes Facebook is making to it’s “Real Names” policy then the headlines screaming the policy has been dropped. Thanks for the quality reporting.


Facebook says it will make some adjustments, but will keep its policy that requires “people to use the name on Facebook that their friends and family know them by” — which can put LGBTI activists at risk of violence.

However, the social media network promised changes in response to complaints from activists, trans people and others who need or want their communications on Facebook to be under a different name.

Reactions to the Facebook announcement were mixed. FastCompany.com called the changes “Minor Tweaks.” But some welcomed the news. The gay Ethiopian activist who goes by the pseudonym Happy Addis commented:

Profile photo of Happy Addis on Facebook Profile photo of Happy Addis on Facebook

“Good news from Facebook! They are improving the Real Name Policy. This means a lot for us LGBT Ethiopians and others who are forced to go by pseudonyms or other names to use this wonderful space that Facebook created for us.

“Anti-gay forces…

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