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Nikki Haley Wants Social Media Companies To Have More Information On Their Users

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley wants social media companies to have the verified identity of all of their users. The current GOP Presidential candidate says that this is a matter of national security. The “shield of anonymity” would be removed and people would be held accountable for the things they post online. This is sort of an untouchable topic due to the sensitivity of online privacy and constitutional complications. Many would argue that this would impact free speech and encourage dangerous behavior like doxxing, or the revealing of one’s personal information without consent. Doxxing leads to another behavior called “swatting” which is when people become victims of scams where police are sent to their homes for a serious allegation.

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Haley calls for social media reforms targeting user accountability | The Hill

Nikki Haley vows to abolish anonymous social media accounts: ‘It’s a national security threat’ | WPDE

Critics rip Nikki Haley over vow to require all social media users be verified: ‘blatantly unconstitutional’ | Fox News

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