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Facebook Is Changing the Way It Enforces Its Real Name Policy

There's a new system for reporting fake names along with a new system for responding to those reports.

The Verge

After enduring more than a year of criticism, Facebook is making major changes to the way it enforces its real name policy.

Starting today, Facebook users will notice a new system for reporting fake names along with a new system for responding to those reports. The system now includes specific support channels for LGBTQ issues, non-Western names and instances of stalking or abuse. The new system will deploy in the United States immediately, expanding internationally depending on feedback from the U.S. rollout.

First described in October, the new system is designed to filter out the majority of false reports up front, then devote more human attention to the complaints that do get through. “We recognize that it’s also important that this policy works for everyone,” the company wrote in a post, “especially for communities who are marginalized or face discrimination.”

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.