[WG-P3] NY Times on the nym wars

Anna Slomovic/Equifax anna.slomovic at equifax.com
Tue Nov 15 10:07:45 EST 2011


Fascinating article in the NY Times about the nym wars. Apparently, Salman Rushdie had his Facebook account deactivated because he did not use his "real" name. After he provided proof of identity, the account reappeared under Ahmed Rushdie, the name on his passport that he never uses. Facebook has since restored his account and apologized.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/technology/hiding-or-using-your-name-online-and-who-decides.html

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