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TOPIC: Phuc Dat Bich

Phuc Dat Bich 21 Nov 2015 11:05 #8568

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Phuc Dat Bich
www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/phuc-dat-bi...m_hp_ref=mostpopular

A 23 year old Vietnamese-Australian man by the legal name of Phuc Dat Bich, pronounced more like “Fook Dah Bic” has had his Facebook profile closed down multiple times; Facebook’s “real name” policy states: “We require people to provide the name they use in real life; that way, you always know who you’re connecting with.”

The thing is, it’s not just once to you must provide private information, it’s every time it gets shut down the user is forced to resubmit their documents.

My son Rudy TwoMoon has been kicked off Facebook repeatedly for using his LEGAL Native American name. Some of his articles have been reinstated but not all, and only after having to submit to verifying his LEGAL State Driver’s License again and again.

Facebook has locked out Native Americans from using the social network after deeming their names are fake. Users from indigenous tribes have received messages asking them to change their legal names to ones that do not “violate the company’s standards”.

Dana Lone Hill, sent three forms of identification to Facebook before they would even begin to “investigate” whether she was a real person.

Lone Hill, of the Lakota tribe, is not the only Native American whose been subjected to difficulties by Facebook after using given names. Facebook took it upon itself to change the account name of Oglala Lakota Lance Brown Eyes to “Lance Brown” even AFTER receipt of his identification documents. He was only allowed to use his given name after he threatened to sue Facebook.

Brown Eyes said: “They had no issue with me changing my name to a white man’s name but harassed me and others, forcing us to prove our identity while other people kept whatever they had.” “Our people need to know they can fight back. The more of us stand up, they will change”

The struggle with Native American names comes after the Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, had to apologize after the company refused to recognize names of some LGBT members. Their accounts were shut down after they had used stage names they’re known by in communities such as drag circles.
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Phuc Dat Bich 22 Nov 2015 22:36 #8617

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Hi Kristeen,

Really awesome find with this story! It gave me a few laughs as I pictured the man's name being said aloud in a public setting; great humor in his facebook post as well with his "Yours sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich" note at the end. I have read of Vietnamese restaurants having what we could consider ridiculous names, but to the Vietnamese these are simply names with no desire to be offensive. I am sure, however, that the parents of Phuc Dat Bich were at least somewhat aware of what they were doing when naming their son. A few infamous American names that come to mind are athletes Gaylord Perry and Dick Butkus, but neither name reads as deliberate as Phuc Dat Bich. It must be an annoying chore having to prove that such a moniker is indeed his legal name, but at least no one will forget him by his name. His name being a phrase must also be a problem he encounters and hears a lot, but it seems to me that he embraces his name as everyone knows he is now, evidenced by the facebook likes, shares, and numerous articles about him.
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Phuc Dat Bich 29 Nov 2015 12:21 #8677

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First of all, when I first read an article about "Phuc Dat Bich" on facebook I thought it was fake and someone was just trying to be funny but later "Phuc Dat Bich" was on Fox News. I couldn't hold my laugh because Fox News reporters were literally saying Phuc Dat Bich. Facebook have shut down Phuc Dat Bich account few times because of his name so Phuc Dat Bich uploaded his password picture to show them that his legal name. I blame his parents for naming him that. I mean how can you not know about Phuc Dat Bich what were they thinking. I feel bad for the guy because I can't imagine how many people have made fun of his names. He should change his name and everything would be normal.
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Phuc Dat Bich 06 Dec 2015 21:20 #8788

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Saw this on twitter and was dying of laughter. It is kind of messed up, however. Though people may find humor in this (as I do) it is sad that this kid must post a photo id to prove that it is his actual name. Think of all the times his parents were disrespected or made fun of because their son had a cultured name. I hop he was trying to be at least a little funny with this post, that way it would be reassured that he was not harassed or bullied.
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