Anonymity will be prohibited on Facebook

Posted by David Khoirul

anonymousity facebook randi zuckerbergSince the first time I used the internet, I've never hidden myself behind an anonymous name. And this time, Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, wants to stop online anonymity. It's a good move, I guess. Soon on Facebook, people will be forced to use their real names on their Profiles. Randi Zuckerberg, the marketing director of Facebook, believes users would be more responsible for anything they do in the Internet if real names were compulsory.

During a presentation hosted on Tuesday by Marie Claire magazine, Randi Zuckerberg was speaking on cyberbullying and social media. "The use of real names online," she said, "could help curb bullying and harassment on the web. I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away... People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. ... I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors."

"There's so much more we can do... We're actively tying to work with partners like Common Sense Media and our safety advisory committee," she added.

Expectedly, there is significant opposition to the Facebook and Google combined campaign to abolish anonymity. Privacy and free speech advocates insist that mandating the use of real-life identities on the Internet would have a chilling effect on opposition both to oppression and to the exposure of victims of crime to additional targeting by those determined to threaten them.

1 comment:

  1. Are you fucking retarded, good sir?