Tuesday 18 June 2019

Woman named 'Isis' joins 'Phuc Dat Bich', 'Avatar' and 'Creepingbear' in Facebook exile

Clare Cullen

A woman whose first name is 'Isis' has joined theman named 'Phuc Dat Bich' in Facebook exile as the social network shut down her account.

The woman's account was shut down by Facebook, citing their 'real name' policy as the reason for the closure.

However, Isis Anchalee had provided photographs of her passport to the multinational corporation in an effort to prove her name.

She wrote on Twitter that "Facebook thinks I'm a terrorist. Apparently sending them a screenshot of my passport is not good enough for them to reopen my account".

Facebook reinstated her account and issued an apology, following the "third time sending my information in", according to Isis.

She was the first to removed from the site, followed by rrate Vietnamese man Phuc Dat Bich (pronounced Phoo Da Bic) who went viral with an irate status lamenting Facebook's policy.

An irate man named 'Phuc Dat Bich' wants Facebook to quit closing his account

“I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it," Mr Phuc wrote.

"I've been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive."

"Is it because I'm Asian? Is it?", he wrote.

Phuc's status went viral after it was shared over 79,000 times and liked over 140,000 times. ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ also began trending globally on Twitter.

The Facebook 'real names' policy has come under fire in the past. Last September, it was reported that Facebook was removing the profiles of drag queens going under their stage names on the site.

Last August, an Arizonian couple with the surname "Avatar" fell foul of Facebook's 'real name' policy and husband Balizar Orion Avatar's account was removed. In October, the social media giant was accused of removing the accounts of native americans, based in Yellow Springs, Ohio,  on Columbus Day. Shane Creepingbear and his wife Jacqui Creepingbear had their accounts suspended, despite having previously furnished Facebook with Shane's driver's licence.

In a statement on it's website, Facebook wrote: "Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities... we require people to provide the name they use in real life".

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