Facebook changes stance on “real names”

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Facebook is bending one of its policies thanks to San Francisco drag queens.  The social media giant has announced they’re changing its policy requiring users to go by their real names.  The move comes after hundreds of people expressed outrage after being locked out of their accounts, including drag queens, who were using their stage names. Facebook product chief Christopher Coxapologized in a post and said those who were affected could go back to using their aliases.

The drag queen performers had complained that using their real names on the website might lead to retribution from employers, family members and stalkers.

Source: CNBC, BetaBeat