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Replying to @jkosseff
Particularly neccsary to articulate that the proposals are *bad* and not merely that they are *hard*
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Take this as an argument for or against as you will, but for reference if this law had existed I would certainly never have created this account.
Priti Patel is considering removing the right to anonymity on social media to tackle online MP abuse. 78% of Brits think everybody should have to disclose their identity when signing up, with 37% saying it should have to be displayed on the profile yougov.co.uk/topics/technolo…
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Much of the discussion is about whether it is a practical idea (it isn't) or how effectively it would actually combat online abuse (very little), and not enough about how expressing non-conformist ideas to different degrees across your life, is a necessary part of life.
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You will undoubtably have said things with friends at school that would have got you in a lot of trouble had the teacher or your parents found out. Everyone does. Without exception.
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Some of those were probably mean, sure. But some were probably formative, letting you explore ideas you couldn't explore with other people. And those conversations were meant for that time, for that group; something that evaporates later, and doesn't form a manifesto of your life
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As you get older, you still have conversations that aren't for everyone with colleagues or friends in person. If everything you say has a passport ID attached to it, stored forever, for people not a part of that conversation to Google for, those conversations *cannot happen*.
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That's what is lost by killing anonymity online. It means everything you say to anyone, at least not in person, is no longer an opportunity to explore non-conformist ideas prior to sticking your whole life on it, or to vent in safe places with friends. That is what is lost.
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If every thought you ever spoke has been so bland that it being stapled to your passport and a Google search away from any employer, police officer, friend, or online follower for the entirety of your life is not something that horrifies you intensely, then honestly I pity you.
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Oh wow!! Congratulations, and so well deserved!
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None of the problems here are "we need an append-only database that anyone can pseudonymously add to" and therefore blockchain isn't a useful technology to use for any part of it.
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