Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Facebook Bans Chinese Activist For Not Using His Real Name. He Should Claim To Be Mark Zuckerberg's Dog.

Most people would understand why Chinese blogger and activist Michael Anti started his Facebook with a pseudonym. His fame has grown and his real name of Zhao Jing is now know. Facebook canceled his account recently citing a strict policy against pseudonyms. Zhao Jing is wondering how Mark Zuckerberg's dog still has a Facebook page.
BEIJING — Chinese blogger and activist Michael Anti wants to know why he is less worthy of a Facebook account than company founder Mark Zuckerberg's dog.

Anti, a popular online commentator whose legal name is Zhao Jing, said in an interview Tuesday that his Facebook account was suddenly canceled in January. Company officials told him by e-mail that Facebook has a strict policy against pseudonyms and that he must use the name issued on his government ID.

Anti argues that his professional identity as Michael Anti has been established for more than a decade, with published articles and essays.

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