A person should not make a comment that they would not be proud
to have their parents or child read.
Negative or positive, there is always
a kind, graceful and purposeful way
to get your point across!
Anonymous comments allow timid
people to tell the whole truth, no
holds barred. … There are always
a few bad apples that spoil the
Rude comments and bullying are
everywhere, and we are trying to
teach the next generation that this
is not acceptable.
There is little or no value in anonymous comments, as there is no
way to validate or challenge the
authenticity of the comments.
There are two sides to the discussion. If you have a view contrary
to many others and you use your
real name, you can be excoriated
publicly. Anonymous commentary
protects freedom of speech (and
fear of reprisal), but it also tends
to degrade discussion. No right or
I have no problem with anonymous
commentary. Why is seeing someone’s real name the only means by
which to legitimize a comment?
Anonymous comments should be
considered non-starters. If you want
to remain anonymous, then do so
Should we eliminate
ANYBODY CAN POST remarks on social media or in the comments
sections of newspaper and magazine articles without giving their
name. Such online anonymity has been under attack by those who
say that it encourages misinformation, rude comments, stalking and
bullying. Others argue that requiring people to use their real names in
these instances would curtail free speech and eliminate an important
forum for activists, victims of abuse, whistle-blowers and others.
What do you think?
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