Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Facebook’s Real-Name Policy

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his take on the social network’s sometimes-controversial real-name policy during a question-and-answer session on his page Tuesday.

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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his take on the social network’s sometimes-controversial real-name policy during a question-and-answer session on his page Tuesday.

User Alex Kantrowitz asked Zuckerberg:

You made a tool to let everyone put rainbow flags over their profile pictures, but you also insist on having people use their real names on Facebook. Many people in the trans community consider this discriminatory and even argue that it puts their lives at risk. Are you going to end the practice?

Zuckerberg responded:

This is an important question.

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