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Submission + - Are "Real Names" Policies an Abuse of Power? ( 1

telekon writes: "Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd argues in this article that "The people who most heavily rely on pseudonyms in online spaces are those who are most marginalized by systems of power."

This comes fresh on the heels of Facebook's Randi Zuckerburg arguing for online anonymity to be abolished."

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Are "Real Names" Policies an Abuse of Power?

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  • by Mike (1172)

    Don't want to give your real name, but that's the policy? Don't sign up. It's easy. There's no "right" to have an account.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]