Zuckerberg’s dog gets Facebook page, but blogger ousted

8 Mar 2011

An activist and blogger in China who was removed from Facebook wants to know why he is less worthy of an account on the social networking site than the CEO’s dog.

Zhao Jing, a popular online commentator who works under the pen name Michael Anti, said his Facebook account was cancelled in January because he was using his pseudonym on the site and not his real name. Anti said he has now been cut off from a network of more than 1,000 academic and professional contacts who know him by his pen name.

In an email, Facebook administrators told Anti that Facebook has a strict policy against pseudonyms.

Apparently, Facebook’s policy on members’ names doesn’t apply to canines.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, have set up a Facebook page for their new puppy, named Beast.

Beast’s Facebook page comes complete with photos, status updates and more than 26,000 followers.