Facebook bans the word 'English' from electrician's profile after he used it on the social media site for nine years

Facebook bans the word 'English' from electrician's profile after he used it on the social media site for nine years

  • Tim Cox said 'English' was his nickname at school so he put it on Facebook name 
  • But he was shocked when the social media website removed it after a complaint 
  • But Mr Cox's friends have changed their own profiles to add the word 'English'
  • Facebook said it violated policy to use fake name - but he said it was 'pathetic'

Tim Cox said 'English' was his nickname at school and he added it to his Facebook proifle

Facebook has banned the word 'English' from an electrician's profile despite him using it on the website for nine years.

Tim Cox, 54, of Derby, said it was his nickname at school so he put it in front of his name when he joined Facebook.

But this week he was shocked when the social media website removed it after a complaint by a member of the public.

Facebook said it was a violation of its policies to use a fake name, even though other profiles use names such as Peter Sutcliffe or Osama bin Laden.

After hearing about the decision many of Mr Cox's friends also changed their own profiles to add the word 'English'.

He said: 'I'm not somebody who gets upset at things easily but I really did at this. I got a message from Facebook to say somebody had asked them to review my profile because of my name. 

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Comment by Less Prone on October 22, 2017 at 7:13pm

I never used it. Opened and account in vk.com

Comment by DTOM on October 20, 2017 at 4:05pm

People still use Farce-book?

Comment by bananaman on October 20, 2017 at 3:32pm

if i had a facecuck profile i'd change my false name to English

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