Anyone that has ever experienced being lock out of their facebook account knows how frustrating it can be. But usually you’re locked out if there appears to be suspicious activity of some type. So imagine being locked out for simply being you?
Brenna Happy Cloud of Salem, Oregon, has accused Facebook of discrimination after her account was suspended.
“Happy Cloud, who is Native American, received responses from Facebook’s help desk, prompting her to validate her unusual name. She was asked for proof of identity, even a copy of her social security card. All the while, she had no access to her contacts, photos and messages.”
Happy Cloud was finally able to gain access by changing her screen name to her married to name, Rojas, even though she is no longer with her husband.
“Other people can use their nicknames, inappropriate names, but I can’t use my real name,” she told Fox 12. “It kind of hurts a little bit.”
Happy Cloud believes facebook’s policies are discriminatory, “that her Native American heritage is either being undermined or denied.”