Facebook did not budge on its real-name policy in a meeting Wednesday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., with activists representing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and drag queens, with the only concession being a promise to reinstate deleted profiles for two weeks, which did little to quell anger toward the social network.
Facebook’s enforcement of its real-name policy has put it at odds with a community that it has a strong history of supporting, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, as drag queens who use names that are not their legal names are being forced to change the names on their accounts on the social network.
Facebook announced the winners of its Facebook Fit All-Star Challenge, selecting two small business owners from each of the five Facebook Fit events for small and midsized businesses that it conducted this summer.
Internet users in China are apparently so eager for a taste of Facebook, which is banned in their country, that more than 80,000 followed a Facebook Inc. page on Chinese social network Sina Weibo. Unfortunately, the page turned out to be fake.
The Anton Menlo upscale apartment complex Facebook is planning to build with St. Anton Partners near the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., is one step closer to reality, as U.S. Bank and St. Anton Partners closed on a $96 million construction loan, the bank announced Wednesday.