Aadhaar Card for New Facebook Account is NOT Mandatory

Aadhaar Card for Facebook Account is NOT Mandatory

Aadhaar Card for Facebook Account is NOT Mandatory

Fake IDs on Facebook are increasing day by day. There are number of fake people creating fake IDs to teas others or for marketing purposes too. Its so simple to create a fake ID on Facebook and add people just to promote your business or some other communities presence.

Just to prevent creation of these Fake Ids Facebook started “testing” use of Aadhaar as an example to use for real names on its site.It let others to find you easily with your real name.

While creating a new account on Facebook, its mobile site prompts to ask your ‘name as per Aadhaar’.  The testing was first spotted by users on reddit and twitter. For the meanwhile this prompt is not been seen by everyone. This is a small test where we provide additional language when people sign up for an account to say that using the name on their Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognise them,” said Facebook in a statement. “This is an optional prompt which we are testing, people are not required to enter the name on their Aadhaar card,” it added.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed, “We want to make sure people can use the names they’re known by on Facebook, and can easily connect with friends and family. This is a small test where we provide additional language when people sign up for an account to say that using the name on their Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognise them. This is an optional prompt which we are testing, people are not required to enter the name on their Aadhaar card.”

It is worth noting here that Facebook is only asking the users under its pilot programme to sign up on its social network using the names that are available on their Aadhaar cards and doesn’t request any Aadhaar details. The move doesn’t raise further Aadhaar privacy issues, and risk of possible misuse doesn’t increase.

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Himanshu Dixit
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