Online anonymity (General)

by dulan drift, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 18:34 (76 days ago) @ dan

If the poster cannot be identified, the Bill will enable victims to treat the provider of the social media service as a publisher for the purpose of potential defamation proceedings.

This enforces what is known as KYC, Know Your Customer. It's the end of anonymity. It says to hosts, like Reddit, for example, and Twitter, that they have to verify identity or they are liable for any defamation if the poster's identity cannot be verified.

This is an absolute nightmare bill. It ends the ability to anonymously post anything on the Internet. Bad news.

In nightmares you often see something bad happening but feel powerless to stop it. That's how this is playing out. It's being rushed through with a raft of other freedom/privacy restrictions without debate- with full support from both major parties.

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