Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday March 04, 2016

German Court Rules Facebook May Block Pseudonyms

If you want to use Facebook, you have to play by Facebook's rules. If you don't like Facebook's rules, you do not have to have a Facebook page. It really is as simple as that, no matter what country you live in.

The ruling is a coup for the social network firm which has long argued its real-name policy ensures people know who they are sharing and connecting with and protects them from the abuse of the wide-open Internet. A woman had complained to the Hamburg watchdog after Facebook blocked her account for using a pseudonym, requested a copy of some identification and unilaterally changed her username to her real name.