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Facebook to alter, how it enforces its real name policy

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Facebook has unveiled a number of changes to the way its controversial requirement for users to register with their real names works.

TechCrunch reports that while Facebook is not abandoning the approach as a whole, it is starting to test new tools to improve the policy in order for it to work better «for everyone, especially for communities who are marginalized or face discrimination,» Facebook representatives Justin Osofsky and Todd Gage posted on the social network’s blog.

First, the site’s new reporting process requires people to provide more information and context around why they are complaining about the name. Until now, reporting a potentially fake name was done with a click of a button.

Second, Facebook is testing a new tool for people to protect themselves and verify their name if someone else flags it – they will have a week to be able to describe your situation before the account is suspended.


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