@globalvillage
a year ago

Should people be allowed to obscure their identities online? Why or why not?

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I have mixed feelings about this issue. On the one hand, I feel that using a nickname or respectful screen-name is fair and should be allowed. But at the same time, I think allowing people to have ‘fake names’ makes it easier for people to be disguised on the internet. 
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It depends but personally I prefer being anonymous. I loved a simple and private life. I don't like stalkers and I don't want to be notice. Just me and my life.
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There is no such thing as a “real” identity, online or elsewhere. We are not the same people in school as we are at the mall. We are not the same person with our parents as we are with our friends. We are not the same person with our friends and we are with our girlfriends and boyfriends.
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I personally do not believe that people should be allowed to obscure their identities when on an online website (Facebook and such). When an identity is unknown, a person may say what they wish without being recognized as their own personal.
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Yes because online anonimity is really important when it comes to certain things i have seen a video where a famous streamers house was shot at luckily no one was hurt
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It’s important to be able to obscure your identity when young or experimenting with developing a social identity. The lessons I learned when the internet was only new have not haunted me, and I consider myself lucky.
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E UtoPiA ⌐╫

Had it been a world where crime did not exist then obscure identity would be shunned and looked down upon.. but this is Y2K+ .. Just need to be careful but even then sometimes it just doesn't help being careful as well.. You just have to sometimes..

it depends on the venture you are in. if it demands that you be honest and real then of course you may not and should not at all.. however if it's just idle chit chat.. well how does that matter..

» » » It's just Idle chit chat!!!


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Yes, it's nice to be able to say things and not have to face a huge backlash over it, look at all these celebrities getting scolded for sharing their opinions on things, who needs to be held accountable for every stupid thing we've ever said ?
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Yes, it'd be horrible otherwise, it would be like we were living in a police state.
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Yes. We should have a certain privacy and choose to share our identity when and wherever we choose. Not because we have to but if we want to.
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