PluggdIn is reporting that Facebook has blocked user accounts in India which contain the Hindi expletive “Chutia” in them. It looks like an attempt to get rid of fake profiles from the social network. However, this move seems to be causing trouble for people from the “Chutia” community of Assam (pronounced Sutiya). Facebook does not seem to be applying any algorithm to determine if the profile is fake and is blindly blocking user accounts with the slang in them.
It looks like Facebook might need to get a history lesson from Wikipedia and revert this action. They should devise a better way of determining fake profiles as such expletives are used pretty commonly in India.
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