Identity Verification on Social Media? - Here's the scoop

Connor DeLaney

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Social Media Today asked the question: How do we reduce trolls, manipulation, and abuse on social media? The answer they found may surprise you. 

In the UK, there is a petition with well over 100,000 signatures asked Parliament to require identity verification with social media. 

If you ask me, this sounds like a huge identity and data risk waiting to happen. While yes, it could reduce the spread of online bullying and abuse, most people, at least in the adult age group (18+) don't really try to hide their identity as is when online.

I'm interested to see the type of legal battle that comes from a conversation like this and if it will set the tone for future conversations about legal regulation of social media platforms.

Check out the full story from Social Media Today here.
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