Facebook Surveying Your Friends To Ensure You Aren’t Using A Fake Name

But if Princess Vanessa Sparklebutt is on your friends’ list, Facebook might ask you to rat her out soon enough. The social network appears to be cracking down on pseudonyms on the service, and they want you to help root out people who seek to hide behind a fake name while Facebooking.

However, Facebook says that they’re not going to do anything to TOS violators who use a fake name on the service; the social network told Talking Points Memo that the initiative is just part of their habit of gathering data overall. A spokesman said: