Facebook real-name policy update caters for trolls

Facebook has backed down on its real name policy, the same way Google Plus did back in July this year. The decision came after many FB users found to be locked out of their accounts, with the latest news of accounts belonging to drag queens using their stage names.

We reported back in July Google Plus changing its real-name policy, but by scrapping the real name policy it caused massive controversy, with many worrying it will be the start of the comment trolls.

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Facebook product chief, Chris Cox took to Facebook with a huge public apology post saying all users can now go back to using their real names or aliases. Facebook obviously took it on the chin after an outrage was caused when they locked many accounts because they were not using their real names, with many belonging to bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender people.

Cox said, “The spirit of our policy is that everyone on Facebook uses the authentic name they use in real life. For Sister Roma, that’s Sister Roma. For Lil Miss Hot Mess, that’s Lil Miss Hot Mess,”

Drag queens from San Francisco met with Facebook representatives last month demanding the social media site change its policy, why should people be banned because they are using their aliases online; stage names have nothing to do with their real names. One commenter said if a drag queen cannot use their stage name then why should say a business use its brand name, a drag queen uses their stage name not their real name.

Facebook have now removed the real-name policy just like Google Plus did, but many are now worrying this will bring out the trolls, the outbreak of trolls will happen according to one Facebook users.

Do you agree with the real-name policy ban, or were Facebook right in removing this policy?

Facebook troll outbreak after real-name policy change