Jul/05
2017

The Net Is Not Anonymous

And if you believe it is, as you post things you WOULD be ashamed to say in real life, then you get what you deserve when you're outed.

The Reddit user who created the CNN wrestling gif adapted and shared by President Donald Trump has apologised for racist and anti-Semitic comments.

But CNN has been accused of "blackmail" by prominent alt right social media influencers following the broadcaster's investigation into the Reddit user's identity (BBC)

Now, suddenly, trolls everywhere are panic stricken. When the shield of anonymity is stripped and sunlight starts their pale, shriveled flesh smoking, trolls everywhere start second guessing and post-deleting.

Free speech? Hmmm, let's think on that a moment.

a) A bully, who supports the king of bullies is suddenly all upset because he's being bullied? Yahno, not sad. b) If you're ok to spew threats and anti-social, hateful rhetoric online why should you need anonymity to do it? Only if you were a whimp-ass, pussy-boy I guess. c) No one was actually threatened. With anything. That's just more troll-shit.

CNN has not revealed the true identity of the user, who also took steps to delete offensive material he had posted, including racist posts, but said it "reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change".

So IF you stand on a street corner and start screaming hate at people it's no surprise that they'll remember and treat you poorly the next time you show up, screaming or not. IF you put something out on the internet WITHOUT taking steps to cover your trail (and it's pretty damn hard to do 100% effectively) and you get found out, well, the same.

Bottom line: if you don't want people to think you're an asshole, then just don't be one. And to all the poor trolls out there on the right who are nervous about their ability to post their misery, well, it's up to you guys isn't it? If you really believe in what you say, why do you have to hide hmmm?

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