A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
This is one of those issues where it's very difficult to take a side. On one hand, obviously this involves a huge privacy concern. On the other hand, "trolls" are arguably worse than ever before. Trolling is no longer in art form, it's just turned into people being mean and hateful. Mean and hateful online people have caused many problems, including violence and suicide.
If I were YouTube/Google, I'd probably do this too. Not necessarily because I'd want to know everyone's name (though I'm sure Google does), but simply for purposes of CYA. I would do it for legal reasons, even if I did not like it at all.
nope, my youtube account is staying the way it is. if not, then ****youtube.
Anonymous speech is constitutionally protected, and for good reason. Of course, Youtube is not a state actor, and it can do as it likes in this regard, provided it does not violate its user agreements.
I really wish there was a way to convince people on the internet to voluntarily stop behaving like complete a**holes, though. It's honestly pathetic.
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I wonder what kind of insulting way I can reference what women do biologically speaking in the creation of a child? I will need to think of that, but there is little doubt that calling a man a "sperm donor" and not a father is insulting.