Thought Police May be Coming for Anonymous Internet Pseudonyms Next

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex called online anonymity “something shocking” and warned that it is a subject “that we will have to take over.”

“You can be called all names, all vices, by hiding behind pseudonyms,” Castex said during an interview with Le Parisien. “I am in for freedom of expression, but if you hide, the conditions of the debate are distorted.”

We’ve outlined numerous instances of individuals being fired by failing to properly support social movements. Because of such intolerance many internet users choose to remain anonymous in order to express themselves freely.

Will that be the next battleground globalists to fight on in the war against the freedom of expression?

In the UK, police log tens of thousands of “non-crime hate incidents” annually. These are not crimes, but include police investigations of “retweets” and having police tell users on Twitter “I need to check your thinking.”

This literal thought policing will make people reluctant to criticize a government or a cause, and ultimately, it will have a chilling effect on expression. But then again, that may be precisely the point.

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