In order to make sure that Facebook was made up of actual people as opposed to bots, back-up accounts or even role-play accounts [pets, fictional characters, etc.], the social media giant used to make sure that each member was using an authentic name. This meant that our real names were required to sign up for Facebook, and in the event that something didn’t seem realistic there was a chance of our accounts being reported. Once reported, the account would often lead to it being removed for going against their terms and conditions. However, what Facebook failed to realize until falling victim to protests is that there are some people who use false names for protection. Many victims of this policy included Native Americans that decided to use their tribal names as opposed to those labelled on their government issued ID’s, survivors of domestic violence or even LGBT’s. Their accounts were locked or even terminated without warning or consideration as to why their names weren’t actually their own… But now, Facebook aims to make things right with a new and improved reporting system. When an account is flagged for having an inauthentic name, users can now provide more information as to why they’re using it.