Facebook’s “real name” policy is supposed to promote transparency and authenticity. The company believes that using real names on the social network helps protect people’s safety because there’s no ambiguity about who’s who. They are banning users using fake names. This can be frustrating for people who have real names that may sound unbelievable.
This has become a real problem for a Vietnamese-Australian man. The Times of India reports that Phuc Dat Bich posted a picture of his passport to Facebook after being blocked several times because they considered it to be a joke. His note has made the post go viral:
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. 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?
Having my fb shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my “real” name, so just to put it out there. My name.
Phuc Dat Bich
The Eveninging Standard reports the name is actually pronounced, “Phoo Da Bic.” You can learn more about how to pronounce names like these with this handy video: