Man Banned From Facebook Because His Name Is Thought To Be Fake

One of the last things you’d expect to land you in a spot of bother is your name. That is, of course, if your name isn’t ISIS, Donald Trump or Big Steamy Shit.

A 55-year-old has unfortunately had his name cause him an unnecessary headache as he’s been banned from Facebook, because the social media company doesn’t believe his name is real.

DJ, who changed his name via deed poll in 2008, isn’t allowed on the social media site as they think he’s trying to market himself as the next Alesso.

The poor bloke, who suffers from severe rheumatoid arthritis, has documents such as his driving licence to prove his name is real, yet Facebook has stood by its ban.

“I had to change my name to protect myself,” he said. “I chose DJ because I used to be a DJ and I was into music but I’m not promoting anything now.”

DJ feels isolated because of his condition, which leaves him housebound and confined to a wheelchair.

“I’m worried I’m going to get bad feelings from my family because I can’t reply to them. I live on my own and I’m losing contact with everyone,” he said. “I’ve sent them proof of my name and they are still saying it’s unacceptable. They say it should be the name you use in everyday life but that’s what it is.”

DJ quite rightly feels that he shouldn’t have to change his name to accommodate rules, which say his name “goes against Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

After sending them proof of his identity he was told it’s still unacceptable in an email which read: “The name on your profile should be the name that you go by in everyday life. Pages look similar to profiles, but they offer unique tools for businesses, brands, organisations and public figures to share their stories and connect with people.”