Facebook responds to uproar over Aadhar test announces intention of scrapping the programme for now.

Following the uproar over the discovery that Facebook was asking new users to enter their name as per their Aadhaar card, Facebook responds to uproar over Aadhar test announces the intention of scrapping the programme for now.

Aadhar test: The social network giant has issued a statement clarifying the situation, Labelling it as a “test”, it claims that the mention of “Aadhaar” in the sign-up process was part of a test ran “with a small number of users in India”. The goal, apparently, was to “help new users understand how to sign up to Facebook with their real name and connect with their friends and family.”

As Facebook points out, at no point did it ask anyone for their Aadhaar number or claim to offer any means of linking the two platforms. While the company’s response does clarify the situation, it’s quite clear that Facebook, as always, is missing the whole point of the uproar.

Facebook just might have those easy People can ask their name according to their PAN card, driver’s license, utility bill, or any other form of government-issued identification. Why did Aadhaar have to be selected? Fortunately, are not the controversies around the platform unaware?

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We’ll probably never know if this was an innocent if misguided attempt to get new users to use their real name on. It might as well be a not so subtle attempt to please the government, or a case in which society is intentionally stupid as it pursues its own sinister Orwellian goals.

Unless otherwise, public opinion has forced the company to discontinue its Aadhaar plans for the time being, as shown by its statement :

“As with all tests, we can learn new things that will help us provide a better credentialing experience for people Facebook, but we do not have any plans to continue this test. ”

Facebook just might have that easy person can ask their name according to their PAN card, driver’s license, utility bill, or any other form of government-issued identification. Why did Aadhaar have to be selected? Fortunately, are not the controversies around the platform unaware?

 

While the company’s response does clarify the situation, it’s quite clear that Facebook, as always, is missing the whole point of the uproar.

Facebook could just have easily asked people for their name as per their PAN card, Aadhar test, driving license, electricity bill, or any of a dozen other forms of government-issued identification. Why did it have to pick Aadhaar? Is it so blissfully unaware of the controversies surrounding the platform?

We’ll probably never know if this was an innocent if misguided, attempt to get new users to use their real name on Facebook. It could just as easily be a not-so-subtle attempt at currying favor with the government or a case of the company being deliberately obtuse as it pursues its some sinister, Orwellian goals of its own.

If nothing else, public opinion has forced the company to shelve its Aadhaar plans for now, as can be seen from its statement:

“As with all tests, we may learn new things that help us provide a better sign-up experience for people joining Facebook, but we currently have no plans to roll this test out further.”

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