Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is breaking Facebook’s rules on using your real name. Bosworth lists his name on his personal profile only as “Boz,” his nickname – something ordinary users can’t do. Facebook has been repeatedly criticised over its real name policy, which critics say can unfairly penalise LGBTQ users and others. But the double-standard for Bosworth suggests the company is less concerned with enforcing ther rules for its own leadership team. One of Facebook’s most high-profile executives has been flouting the social network’s rules on using your own name on your profile for eight years. Andrew Bosworth, the company’s head of AR and VR (augmented and virtual reality) and a key lieutenant of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is commonly known as “Boz.”His personal Facebook page lists his name only as “Boz,” in violation on Facebook’s controversial rules around names, Business Insider has found. The California social network has been repeatedly criticised for its rules that stipulate that users must use their real names on the platform. In 2014, executive Chris Cox was forced to apologise to transgender and other LGBTQ Facebook users after the policy was abused to target them. But Bosworth’s rule-breaking suggests that the company is less worried… Read full this story
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