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Nymwars

For years Facebook has kicked out anyone with a 'fake name' — this was simply defined as 'a name that isn't typed on an ID card'. Removal of pseudonymous users was simple: it did just take one person to report the profile as 'fake' and Facebook immediately removes it; you don't even get an email or a warning. Nevertheless, since Facebook allows 'Pages' and your nickname to be listed besides your name, pseudonymity activists didn't raise their voices very loudly. Not so with ...
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