One British woman named Jemma Rogers had to legally change her name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa so that she could unlock her locked Facebook profile.
Nearly 7 years ago Jemma created a Facebook account with a fake name. She posed as Ms. Jemmaroid Von Laalaa, because she didn’t want any “casual” acquaintances to look her up and send her friend requests. However, Facebook decided to peck at her choice of a pseudonym and asked her to provide legitimate proof that she was indeed named Jemmaroid Von Laalaa. Of course, Jemma didn’t have any proof, so she tried pampering with a picture of her bank card on Photoshop. Sadly, this didn’t fool Facebook’s officials, so they eventually locked her out of her profile and made it inaccessible for her.
Jemma couldn’t explain the truth and find a settlement with the social networking giant, so she took extreme measures – she chose to change her real life name just so she could be active on Facebook again. Thus, she actually changed her name to the ridiculous pseudonym she once used. She issued new ID, new bank cards, new driver’s license – all for the sake of being able to log into her account again. She e-mailed Facebook and provided them with the necessary proof – but Facebook still refused to unlock her account. Jemma (or more likely Jemmaroid) tried everything she could – she even contacted the local media. After her story went viral and made international headlines Facebook were cornered by the media and they finally unlocked her account.
The woman is happy she can access her photos and messages once again, but she’s scared by the fact that “Facebook has too much power” over her and social media addicts in general.