Russia’s social media meddling could spell the end of online anonymity

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An important piece from my colleague Russell Brandom on a thread emerging from this week's hearings:

In each case, the writers stop short of asking for an outright ban on anonymous accounts. But measures like Facebook’s real name policy have been cast as useful tools in the fight against Russian influence — and often tools in need of stricter enforcement. The online pseudonym, once a guiding light of internet culture, is increasingly seen as a threat. And it seems more and more likely that the end result will mean tightening the reins on online anonymity, and driving webgoers to live more and more of their online life under legal names.

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