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Anonymity On The Web Must End, Facebook Director Says

Facebook has stressed the fact that there is a strong need to put an end to the anonymity maintained by users on the web throughout the world.

According to tech website ZDNet, the world’s largest social networking platform wishes to end the trend of anonymity taken up by users to hide their real identity on web, as the company believes that using real names will make users act more responsibly.

“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 marketing director of Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg stated.

Zuckerberg, who is also the sister of Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, spoke about the issue during a round table discussion hosted by Marie Claire magazine held to talk about web-based bullying and social media.

When asked about the measures the Palo Alto, California-based company are taking to secure its users on the web and stop cyber-harassment, Randi did not go into any details. However, she maintained that the safety advisory team of the company is continuously working to come up with better safety options in collaboration with Common Sense Media, the family friendly ratings and review site.