This morning's phone-in on the radio was about "should we combat internet trolling by requiring ID and real names to sign up to social media?".

That sounds like a great way to keep trans people off social media.

@ak It would keep a lot of cis people off social media too. (I'd *sign up* under my legal name, like I grumblingly did for Worldcon, if I had the *guarantee* that it wouldn't leak to any other users. As it was, I had to correct them THREE TIMES because they addressed me by a name I haven't used for more than thirty years except for officialcome, don't identify with, and nobody knows me by)


@ak OfficialDOM. And that wasn't even autocorrect, it was my fingers on the laptop. (Worldcon and a day and a half of travel sure does make one tired)

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