Facebook has decided, in its wisdom, that my name is not my name. Ignoring the debate about their real name policy – which sucks, btw – how does some bod in some office somewhere in the world get to decide whether my name is genuine or not? And, as this isn’t the first time it’s happened, why can they not put something in place so people don’t have their accounts deactivated without warning when they’ve already sent the required ID? This is the message I got when I went to log in earlier
Until Facebook gets round to checking my ID – sent for the third, maybe fourth, possibly fifth time – my account is unavailable. All this because “It looks like the name on your Facebook account may not be your authentic name” when, in fact, it most definitely is my authentic name. I have had no problems with HMRC, DWP, electoral roll, banks etc accepting my name so why on earth does Facebook have such a problem with it?