I’ve set up a fake Facebook account, as they still don’t want to accept that I am who I say I am, so I can stay in touch with people while I attempt to persuade Facebook that if I was going to have a fake name I would come up with a better one than my own. The temptation to set myself up as Fakey McFakeface in homage to the boat debacle was immense, but I resisted.
Did Facebook require proof of who I am to open my fake account? No. Did they require any ID to open it? No. So why am I having to fight to access an account that I have used peacefully for eight years? I have no idea.
I have never posted graphic images, never shared racist, homophobic or any other insulting posts, I am not into animal cruelty or hardcore porn. I don’t post pictures of my nipples, or spend my time trolling people. All of which seem to be allowed on Facebook. I mainly post pics of my cat and my crochet. It’s hardly exciting on my profile. But have a name that is slightly unusual and all of a sudden I am not to be trusted with social media.
Social media, not something which requires high level clearance or the signing of the Official Secrets Act. A forum for connecting with people. Or not *rolls eyes*
I’ll shut up about this eventually, I’m as bored as you are. But for now there is a bee buzzing in my bonnet and it hasn’t given me any proof of its identity.