facebook anonymity

Anonymity on Facebook seems to come to its end, as the new company’s policy on social network asks the real name of each user (particularly the U.S. users) and already found a way to verify which users use a fake name – by asking their Facebook friends!

As you can see in the above screenshot (published by a Twitter user), in your Facebook profile, you are likely to be asked a question about some friend of you: Is this your friend’s real name? and offered 4 options for responding : Yes , No, I don’t know this person and I don’t want to answer.

Facebook officially confirmed the matter and placed in a question of TheNextWeb website:

We are constantly seeking new ways to see how people use Facebook and present themselves, in order to improve our products and systems. We show to the world the information they share with their friends and emphasize that that the answer they give will remain anonymous, ensuring that we do not share information with anyone and simply work them out to draw general conclusions. Furthermore, it is important to understand that we do not use this information for legal issues.

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