Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey Address Suggestions To Enable Less Anonymity On Twitter – Featured Bitcoin News

Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey Address Suggestions To Enable Less Anonymity On Twitter – Featured Bitcoin News

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the new owner of Twitter, have made suggestions to give the social media platform less anonymity. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is among the users who want less anonymity on the platform, while Dorsey believes it would be a big mistake to enforce a policy that allows less anonymity.

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey discuss Twitter anonymity

The topic of how much anonymity Twitter should allow its users has been heavily debated on the social media platform. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is one of the Twitter users who want less anonymity on the platform. On Friday, he tweeted to Elon Musk, who recently bought Twitter for $44 billion:

Do not allow the anonymous troll demons to post with the real verified people.

Peterson added, “Put them in their own hell along with others like them: LOL LULZ BRO BRUH hyperusers are narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic and sadistic.”

In a follow-up tweet, the psychologist wrote, “And they are driving polarization and destabilizing the entire realm of public discourse.” He went on to tell Musk, “Virtualization enables psychopathy.”

At the time of writing, Peterson’s original tweet has garnered nearly 6,000 comments and 12.6,000 likes. Among those who agreed with him was Twitter user Lucid Fitzpatrick who tweeted that he fully agrees that less anonymity is needed on Twitter.

Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey Address suggestions to enable less anonymity on Twitter

However, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was quick to warn that less anonymity would be a mistake for the social media platform. Musk then clarified, “Verification through the payment system plus phones, but allowing pseudonyms is the least bad solution I can think of.”

Many people agreed with Dorsey that less anonymity would be a big mistake for the social media platform. Several bitcoin advocates have emphasized the importance of expressing opinions anonymously. One Twitter user described, “The reason we are anonymous on Twitter is the same reason Satoshi [Nakamoto] was anonymous.”

Another Twitter user opined: “Taking away the anonymity will kill Twitter. Anonymity is absolutely mandatory to allow freedom of expression and freedom of existence. Discovery, problem solving and learning, and research activities only flourish under anonymity on the Internet. Otherwise they would have been dead.” A third user stressed:

Without the anonymity, Twitter absolutely dies.

Michael Saylor, the pro-bitcoin CEO of Microstrategy, answered Peterson, Dorsey and Musk in detail: “The problem is not anonymity, but the lack of meaningful consequences in the event of malicious behavior. If Twitter requires verified accounts to post a bond and forfeit that money for malicious/bot/spam behavior, we can have a civil debate and respect privacy.”

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Kevin Helms

Austrian economics student Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests are in Bitcoin security, open source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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