SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Facebook met with leaders of San Francisco’s transgender community in City Hall amid a crackdown on users who use their stage names on the site. But the social network has not changed a policy requiring account holders to use their real names.
The social network has recently deactivated the accounts of drag queens.READ MORE: UPDATE: New Poll Shows Newsom Facing Near Dead Heat in Recall Election
After the meeting, the company agreed to bring back the accounts for two weeks.
The outcome of Wednesday’s meeting left the drag queens and Supervisor David Campos, who organized the meeting, disappointed.READ MORE: UPDATE: Pleasanton Police Announce Body Found Matching Description of Missing Jogger Philip Kreycik
“But we did not achieve what we set out. Nevertheless, we are committed to continuing to work with Facebook. We know that they have indicated a commitment to do so as well,” Campos said.
Facebook said the real name requirement is important, saying it protects users and makes the social network safer. The drag queens told The Associated Press that requiring them and others to disclose their real names is unfair and could put jobs, relationships and health at risk.MORE NEWS: COVID: Indoor Masks Required At Giants, A's Games Under New Rules
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