Majority of Indians, who are already annoyed with the govt pushing them to link ‘Aadhar’ details with SIM cards and Bank accounts, were in for a rude shock as Facebook has also started demanding Aadhar for sign up.
The shock factor, which translated into people’s chaos on other social media platforms, alleviated slowly after learning that Facebook was asking only ‘new users’ to enter their names as per their Aadhar card while signing up. Facebook isn’t asking for Aadhar number, and that entering name as per Aadhar card isn’t ‘mandatory’. Facebook claims it is testing this new feature in India so as to counter fake accounts, and promised that it will protect users’ data.
Meanwhile, the news of ‘Facebook demanding Aadhar details’ has resulted in chaos from netizens. Some even trolled Facebook as well as the govt. Some expressed doubts that the govt. may persuade Facebook to make Aadhar mandatory for all users in future.