Drag queens force Facebook to reevaluate real names
Caitlin McGarry |
Sept. 19, 2014
Facebook has always been based on identity. Unlike other social networks, which let you pick pseudonyms and have varying degrees of anonymity, Facebook holds you accountable to reality. You are your name. It's how people find you. But now the network's commitment to real names is being tested--and not just by popular anonymous apps.
If Facebook is examining anonymity in response to popular apps usurping its place in the phones of teens, the least it can do is look at its real names policy and see how it can make the network more inclusive. Your identity is more than your birth name.