China blogger angered over losing Facebook account

8 Mar

Michael Anti, a Chinese blogger and activist whose legal name is Zhao Jing, lost his Facebook account because of the Facebook rule all personal profiles must be in the legal name of the individual concerned.

“Anti argues that his professional identity as Michael Anti has been established for more than a decade, with published articles and essays,” the article said.

Anti is outraged because, being an activist, if he revealed his legal name on his Facebook account the Chinese government could retaliate against his outspokenness and activism.

“I’m really, really angry. I can’t function using my Chinese name. Today, I found out that Zuckerberg’s dog has a Facebook account. My journalistic work and academic work is more real than a dog,” he said.

Facebook officials were not available to comment by press time.

“Zuckerberg recently set up a Facebook page for his newly acquired puppy, “Beast,” complete with photos and a profile,” the article said.   www.facebook.com/beast.the.dog

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