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8
support anonymity reject anonymity
Debate Score:12
Arguments:13
Total Votes:16
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Internet Identity: Anonymity or not

The Internet is a place where anyone can present themselves in any form they choose.

—But what happens when your digital identity begins to merge with your real-world identity?
—Are those who choose to hide their real names in danger of losing anonymity online?
—On the other hands, how anonymity enables cybercrime?
—How anonymity protects crime victims?

support anonymity

Side Score: 4
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reject anonymity

Side Score: 8
1 point

In my opinion, anonymity is the only way to enable the freedom of speech. For example, in the mainland China, citizens are not likely to post something that opposes the Chinese government. It is because the account registry requires real name and the identity card number. It means every single word they wrote on the Internet is under the regulation of the government and hence they may get charged or punished due to their critics. Thus, I think that anonymity must be kept.

Side: support anonymity
1 point

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Side: support anonymity
1 point

Full identity should be the standard criteria for anyone given access to all internet sites.

Correct name, home and email address, gender aa well as age should all be in the public domain.

If this were the case you'd see most cyber heros winding in their necks.

Side: support anonymity
0 points

Full identity should be the standard criteria for anyone given access to all internet sites.

Correct name, home and email address, gender aa well as age should all be in the public domain.

Really? After 75 years, 70 million dead and the demise of the third reich we are back to: "Show me your papers"? Sounds like great fun.

If this were the case you'd see most cyber heros winding in their necks.

Indeed. Ve must crush zis dissent.

Side: reject anonymity

Absolutely 100 percent support it for political reasons. Without anonymity those acting on behalf of any dominant ideology are able to target and harass dissenters.

Obviously there is a flip side in that it potentially benefits criminals, as you mentioned, but nobody ever said freedom was free.

Side: support anonymity
1 point

Since everyone has to be responsible for your action and speech no matter it is in reality or in virtuality, we have to reject anonymity to protect the rights of everyone in case people commit crimes or there are victims.

Side: reject anonymity
1 point

In my opinion, anonymity is like a mask that people ware online.

People would potentially more tend to commit a crime when people feel that they can hide their real identity than when they live under their real identity.

Side: reject anonymity
1 point

I think it can decrease the cyber-crime if we reject anonymity

Side: reject anonymity
1 point

I think anonymity is one of the main causes of internet violence. Anonymous people are often not responsible for their comments on something.

Side: reject anonymity
1 point

There is a saying that people need not take responsibility online. People can say whatever they want without any concerns. In my opinion, it should be banned as it might lead to some cyberbullying or cybercrime. People think that they are lawless with anonymity which is not a good thing for the whole society.

Side: reject anonymity
1 point

I think anonymity is necessary to prevent crime, ID verification protect user for the security reason.

Side: reject anonymity
Mingiwuwu(1832) Clarified
1 point

You have just made a self-contradictory argument.

Side: support anonymity
0 points

I side against anonymity but I do enjoy abusing it.

Side: reject anonymity