Posted 06/29/2015 at 8:42 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Marchers during the Pride Parade held Sunday in San Francisco had a pointed message for Facebook.
Protesters and drag queens marching with the #MyNameIs campaign handed out stickers, buttons and fliers that took the social network to task over their policy that users with accounts have to have “authentic names” and provide proper identification if required in order to not be barred from their accounts.
The LGBTQ community has viewed this policy as highly discriminatory and potentially dangerous to the point of life-threatening for them since it was enacted last September.
They marched with the Harvey Milk group, ahead of marchers representing Facebook.
As they approached the judging platform, the marchers turned their signs around to spell “Shame On FB”.
The group had lobbied to ban Facebook from marching in the annual parade, but a personal phone call from Mark Zuckerberg and a narrow board vote gave the social media company the green light to march.
Since the uproar, Facebook has made slight adjustments to the part of the policy looking for identification, where users can now add bank information along with others as long as they match up.