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Facebook to improve its 'real name' policy

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Facebook is testing ways to improve its "real names" policy and how users on the social network can confirm their names.
Changes in the identification process should begin becoming operational in December, said Facebook exec Alex Schultz in a letter sent to organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In the letter, originally obtained by BuzzFeed, Schultz said that "we want to reduce the number of people who are asked to verify their name on Facebook, when they are already using the name people know them by ... we want to make it easier for people to confirm their name if necessary."
Those looking to confirm their identity -- without government-issued IDs, for instance -- will now have space to explain their situation to Facebook, his letter says.
And, those looking to report users who they say are using an improper identity are being asked for evidence as to why they are making the report.

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