Drag queens lead a new charge against Facebook's authentic name policy

Facebook’s changes to its controversial “authentic names” policy last year haven’t stopped trolls from abusing it in an effort to delete the accounts of drag queens and LGBT activists, protesters said today at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park. Recode reports that a group of drag queens, burlesque performers, and drag queens known as the #MyNameIs Coalition are asking Facebook to prevent people from maliciously using the tools for reporting fake names. “We were trying to get Facebook to understand that for the past nine months, and no significant changes were made,” drag queen Sister Roma told Recode. “We’ve reached our breaking point.”

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Author: Casey Newton

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