'It has to go away': Facebook director calls for an end to internet anonymityBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:24 AM on 28th July 2011
Facebook's marketing director has called for an end to on-line anonymity, saying internet users would 'behave a lot better' if everyone had to use real names when surfing or posting on the internet.
Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director and sister of multi-millionaire founder Mark, made the comments during a round table discussion on cyber bullying.
The ubiquitous social networking site, which has been at the centre of recent controversy over internet privacy and bullying issues, currently requires all its members to use their real names and emails when signing on.
ID: Randi Zuckerberg, marketing director of Facebook has spoken out against internet anonymity in a bid to end cyber bullying
Speaking at a Marie Claire panel discussion on social media, she said: ' I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away.
'People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors.'
The comments echo those of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt who has previously labelled internet anonymity a 'dangerous' precedent, before predicting government intervention will one day lead to its demise.
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COMMENT: The end of internet anonymity is the end of Free Speech. These toads want to be part of the beast and since you guys were dumb enough to put your truthful information down when you registered, you're fucked.
I take pride that there the only truthful thing on my facebook page is that I used a e-mail address.
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