Friday, December 09, 2022

Online anonymity is essential

Jordan Peterson has come out strongly against online anonymity. I understand that he probably gets attacked by anonymous trolls a lot. It's no excuse.

It just shows that everyone is wrong sometimes. Especially when their feelings get involved.

I am in favor of anonymity; no reservations. Even anonymous trolls. 

When there is authoritarianism and tyranny, anonymity is essential. I don't think anyone should be required to martyr themselves to speak the truth.

I was anonymous for the first few years online, and I often wonder if I made a mistake by giving that away-- even though it seemed necessary at the time.

I stand in unqualified support for online anonymity.

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