Have you also tried searching for ‘Lionel Messi ‘, you find lots of people answering ‘Lionel Messi ‘, with a picture of the actual ‘ Lionel Messi ‘. That is called impersonation, trying to be someone else.
This is actually one of the challenges facing Social media, as people tend to fake other people’s identity. Facebook plans to bring out a new feature that lets you know is someone is trying to fake your identity. News concerning this feature first appeared on Mashable, reporting that the feature is already been enabled for about 75 percent of Facebook users.
To be sincere, I support this motion. Because I see lots of people answering names like ‘Shijah van Styles’, ‘ Iam Mirazu ‘ and lots more. I then ask myself, which of these names is their first and last name, “who are these guys impersonating? Is it themselves?
Facebook has a way out, their new feature will automatically determine if someone else is trying to impersonate you. Report i got was that the notification will be automatic, but for a final decision to be taken, there must be a manual review.
Facebook’s Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis was quoted;
We heard feedback prior to the roundtables and also at the roundtables that this was a point of concern for women. And it’s a real point of concern for some women in certain regions of the world where it [impersonation] may have certain cultural or social ramifications.
Facebook has said that impersonation is not a very big problem to them, but delicate measures must be carried out.
Also Facebook wants to stop people from consistently sharing intimate images of others without their prior consent