More Facebook nymwars

Say my name: Facebook’s unfair “real names” policy continues to harm vulnerable users

Another community is hit by the Facebook nymwars. We don’t know for sure that Facebook is using an algorithm to evaluate whether users’ names are real or fake, but given the large number of users involved it seems likely. So:

Dear Facebook – please evaluate your “fake” name recognition algorithm using class-conditioned error measures. Finding that they work well on most users may still mean that they work terribly for most users who are drag queens.

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