Over the past year, Facebook has been on a rampage against users who either don’t exist or are using fake names. After all, advertisers want real people with real information behind those likes. The New York Times examined this issue, showing how pseudonyms can be used for good and for evil.
Facebook hates fake profiles. The site has roughly 955 million users, and it wants to make sure that they’re all real people. Several outlets are reporting that the social network is asking users to report friends who may be hiding behind pseudonyms.
Hermon Raju, who proclaimed herself to be highly educated while berating a subway conductor in New York City, continues to show her face to the world on Facebook — but several people have posted on her wall that they believe the profile is fake.
People are circulating reposted status updates somewhat erroneously warning about Facebook beginning to use personal photos for ad targeting.