Facebook apologises to drag queens for deleting their accounts due to 'fake names'

Facebook has apologised for deleting the accounts of drag queens. Credit: Twitter/ @nbcbayarea

Facebook has had to apologise and refine its policy on what users call themselves after several hundred accounts, many of them belonging to drag queens, were wrongly deleted.

Mentioning two drag queens while clarifying their policy Facebook's Chris Cox said:

Facebook has said that a single user highlighted the accounts as possibly using fake names and the reports were lost in the "several hundred thousand fake name reports" they process a week.