One of Facebook’s first claims to fame was requiring a real name — no clever Myspace handles allowed. But Techcrunch reports that Facebook is planning an app that would allow for total anonymity.
The reason? While using your real name (or at least a realistic fake) makes for an honest environment, some things can’t be expressed in public without creating a breeding ground for trolls and hate speech — as anyone who has seen a debate on politics or religion on Facebook can attest. But, as TechCrunch reports, anonymity makes it easier for trolls to go unpunished.
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