Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has finally heeded to an outcry from the transgender community after deleting a number of accounts on its network claiming they violated its username policy. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been pushing for the usage of real names in its social platform.
Facebook Hidden Agenda
The company was the focus of attention recently after deleting hundreds of accounts belonging to self-proclaimed drag queens who use names like Lil Miss Hot Mess instead of real names. The use of real names is’ seen as one of the ways that the company is trying to gain an advantage with the advertising community on targeted advertising.
The company has already rubbished the allegations maintaining it is not pushing for the use of legal names but authentic names that people use in their real life.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) elicited an uproar last month after claiming that performers should use their stage names on fan pages instead of using them on their official accounts. The move did not go well with some users with most of them arguing there is a great difference between a fan page and a normal account.
Concerns over Fake accounts
Facebook has already apologized to the transgender community with the San Francisco transgender rights advocacy group saying it is now in good terms with the network after the matter was’ resolved amicably. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s vice president for Product, Chris Cox, maintains that some of the accounts associated to the drag queens were’ deleted after complaints were raised by other users.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) argues that it receives hundreds of complaints every week regarding accounts that use fake names. Most of the accounts with fake names according to Facebook are normally used to carry out vicious acts such as bullying, trolling as well as engaging in domestic violence and scams.