Facebook finally came out with the best idea to remove fake account. The idea and the plan is to verify everyone with ID card, which is very effective. However there are still some weakness. Some people well-known public figures’ name are changed. There is a culture in Myanmar. Myanmar artists are having their artist name which is not same with their real name in ID.
For example, artist names such as Jauk Jack, Lwin Moe, Wine Wine, Bobby Soxer, A Nat Ga, Myo Gyi, A Nge, etc are not their real name from their ID cards. Because artists need to be different from other, they usually choose the name which is not easily giving to anyone in Myanmar. Before Facebook’s name verifying system start, they are still ok. But now, mane of their name has been changed. One of my friend who is artist got my help for her name verifying case. One good thing is that she has artist ID which is issued by Myanmar Artist Association or something else which is a government organisation. So I used the card to get her artist name still verify. And she won. I should say I won because I did everyone for her.
One problem is only 50 percent of artists in Myanmar are having artist ID card and the rest don’t have. Do you know if Myanmar Singapore Association by government issued the singer ID card? It’s too complicated and Facebook still ask for ID name. Then we today see many of Artist’s name has been changed to their real name in national ID card which is not familiar with us.
I saw the problem, which is language barrier. If Facebook really targeted Myanmar for verifying, why is Facebook not using Myanmar language to explain about verifying. No offence that Myanmar people are really poor in English. They also have fear upon technology. I appreciate and like Facebook’s name verifying system and plan but it should be better in Myanmar language. Facebook also give lots of option for name if having other nick name and names issues by whatever organisation. Only those who is asked need to read carefully and reply by good explanation. Now it goes the way that many Myanmar people don’t want.
I wish for the day Facebook give artist name right again.
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