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Friday October 30, 2015

Facebook Changes 'Real Name' Policy Rules After Public Outcry

Oh look, Facebook is changing its 'Real Name' policy again.

First, the site will now allow users to provide additional context and explanation for using the name they do when confirming their accounts. "This should help our Community Operations team better understand the situation," VP of Growth Alex Schultz wrote in the announcement. "It will also help us better understand the reasons why people can't currently confirm their name, informing potential changes we make in the future." Second, Facebook will also require users that flag others for employing alternate names to provide additional detail and information in their complaint.