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Should individuals be required to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the Internet?

  • It would be safer

    I think it would be if individuals would reveal actual identity when using Internet. If we do that then we can track down exactly who was doing what on the Internet. Even though it can be privacy issue but that can be kept confidential. I think actual identity would increase the security on Internet.

  • Yes in a way.

    They either should be required to submit their actual picture but as for their names they shouldn't be allowed to even put their last names into the website due to safety. I think picture theft should be considered as identity theft, because that person can eventually tarnish the reputation of the other individual.

  • No, doing so could jeopardize their safety and privacy.

    The internet is a place where people all over the world gather to communicate. Some people are mentally stable and some are not. There are many criminals who use the internet to find victims. With these things understood it is imperative that people protect their identity when communicating over the internet.

  • No, doing so could jeopardize their safety and privacy.

    The internet is a place where people all over the world gather to communicate. Some people are mentally stable and some are not. There are many criminals who use the internet to find victims. With these things understood it is imperative that people protect their identity when communicating over the internet.

  • It is not necessary to put yourself at risk

    Part of the reason the internet is such a valuable, information-sharing place is that people are allowed to share their knowledge without revealing who they are. For privacy purposes, you should not have to let people know who you are in order to contribute something. There are other avenues for that, such as social media.

  • No

    The act of individuals being required to reveal their identity on the internet sounds like it would be something enforced to prevent harassment and trolling, however the consequences of such could be far more severe for the person whose name and personal information are revealed. This leaves the situation wide open for someone to be stalked or harassed. This is a violation of rights. Without anonymous debates, the internet would soon turn into a place for people to hurt each other.

  • As tempting as this is sometimes... no.

    As tempting as this is to prevent "trolling" and the other social ills that the pervasive anonymity of the internet brings, it seems to me that the amount of damage done to one's privacy would be far worse. For example, I couldn't post controversial opinions on sites like this without fear of harassment or reprisal.


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