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Munich court rules in favour of Facebook demanding use of real name use on social network

Wednesday 9 December 2020 | 10:29 CET | News
The higher regional court in Munich has ruled that Facebook is allowed to prohibit the use of a pseudonym on the social network platform, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. The court ruled in two cases in favour of Facebook, which had sought the use of genuine names, thereby supporting the so-called real name obligation. Facebook has a legitimate interest in the use of real names in view of now widespread socially harmful behaviour on the internet, the court ruled. The court stated in both judgments that the obligation to use one's real name is likely to deter users from unlawful behaviour online.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Germany
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