Facebook just posed a statement apologizing for the consequences of its draconian policy requiring that people use their "real" names on Facebook. The policy was used to unfairly target members of marginal LGBT communities, but we're promised a solution is in the works.
In a posting on his Facebook profile, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox explicitly apologized to the "affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender" people who got into trouble when their profiles were reported as fake a few weeks back. The subsequent outcry after the incident led to a push back and even lit the fire over an early-stage Facebook competitor, Ello, that doesn't require real names. After making the excuse that Facebook receives hundreds of thousands of fake name reports, Cox explained that the policy is not intended to target the LGBT community.