Facebook makes peace with gays over ‘real names’
Facebook vows to ease its “real names” policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the …
San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its “real names” policy that prompted drag queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond.
The huge social network, facing a planned street protest in San Francisco this week, apologised in a bid to quell the simmering dispute over its enforcement of the policy.
Facebook executives and representatives of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities said they found a solution acceptable to both sides, allowing people to use assumed names, subject to verification.