Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MC2 Post 1984 That Name doesn't Mean what you Think it Means?

Facebook suspending Native Americans over 
‘fake’ names

From:   http://rt.com

Native Americans are complaining that Facebook’s “real name” policy results in many accounts being repeatedly suspended, as the company’s algorithm cannot believe names such as Lone Hill or Brown Eyes could be real.

According to a report from Colorlines, users with Native American names are being locked out of their accounts, with the social networking site demanding they prove their identities to regain access.

“We require people to provide the name they use in real life,” the social network says on its help page. “That way, you always know who you’re connecting with.”

This policy is having a direct negative affect on Native Americans, whose rare names sometimes raise red flags. In a blog post, Dana Lone Hill said she fell victim to this policy, as her account – active since 2007 – was suspended. 

Somehow. the name "Orange Crush" doesn't seem to have a problem???






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