Facebook has clarified that it was a test feature which asked Indians to enter name as per their Aadhaar and said that the feature was not mandatory.
The Test feature was ended by Facebook. and said now the users are not required to enter name according to Aadhaar card and there's no integration or authentication with Aadhaar, the company added.
"There have been a number of reports about a small test we ran in India to help new users sign up to Facebook. Some have interpreted this test as a request for people's Aadhaar information when you sign up for a Facebook account. This is not correct," Taichi Hoshino, product manager said in a blog post.
"The test, which has now finished, merely includes additional language on the account sign-up page to explain that using their Aadhaar name will help family and friends recognise them. We are not collecting Aadhaar data and do not require people to enter their Aadhaar name when they sign up to Facebook."
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