Facebook clarifies community standards, confirms people can use chosen names
Facebook clarified its real name policy on Sunday night, offering something of a response to complaints that the social network discriminated against users who chose not to use their legal name online, or had names that Facebook saw as unacceptable. In a post that linked to the updated community standards, the company also specified how it selected content for removal from the social network, and explained how it responded to government requests for information.
The social network said that users did not have to sign up with their legal name, and could indeed use what Facebook terms their “authentic identity” — the name they choose to go by. Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global product policy, told Recode that there had been “a lot…
Source:: The Verge