Facebook And The Nazi Nanny Mind
There are stories around about Facebook asking for ID if they think your name is fake. This might explain why I was asked for proof of identity when I tried to retrieve the long-forgotten password of my “Mundabor” Facebook account.
Facebook must be really dominant, if there are people willing to undergo the hassle rather than switch to an alternative service. I obviously let the account go, or rather sleep. “Mundabor” an invented name? How do they dare…
Apparently, the Redskins* (or people with Redskins among their ancestors) have also been affected, because Facebook says their name are “not real”. But If your name is John Smith, they don’t mind one bit. I wonder how many criminals use fake names or, in case, even “regular” false identity.
I am tempted to open an account with the name Benito Mussolini, or Augusto Pinochet, or Francisco Franco and see what happens. But as every fag on the net could then report me to Facebook, who would ask me for ID, it would not make sense either.
Facebook truly want to control you in any way. Like in North Korea, anonymity has no place. Whatever it is said, they want to know who said it. It would be disquieting, more probably is merely stupid.
Look: psychopaths have real names and operate using them. Charles Manson was generally known with the name “Charles Manson”. There are certainly countless psychos and criminals writing on Facebook, with their true identity, as I write this; they are now reading “statuses” of people, and sifting through hundreds of profiles. They are up to no good on Facebook, with their real names. Having a name and using it does not make a psycho less of a psycho.
Conversely, this simple blogger cannot (as “Mundabor”) have a Facebook page because Nazi Nanny tolerates no anonymity. Still, I get more “referrals” from Facebook than from Twitter, which means that my blog posts are regularly represented within Facebook and my identity is, so to speak, walking and breathing on Facebook anyway. So Facebook is fine with their members reading my articles on their platform, but they are not fine with me posting them directly. Strange world.
Mind: it’s not really a loss, though I am slightly peeved anyway. Still, Facebook would have been another channel to allow you to follow this blog in the way you prefer, and to perhaps introduce it more easily to your Facebook friends.
This is another disquieting example of how, slowly but safely, we are resembling the world in the film “Brazil”, minus the nice music.
At least I know this is no religious discrimination. Merely Nazi Nannyism.
*No PC rubbish on this blog. You’re welcome.