On Dick Durbin and facebook

So U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has asked Mark Zuckerberg to allow Facebook users to be anonymous. Presumably this is for political dissidents to be able to speak without fear of retribution from their governments (as in Egypt). How this meshes with the ever-expanding governmental power platform of the Democratic Party, I don’t know… probably some expectation that facebook turn over the real identities of the users. “My name’s Dan Smith, and I totally checkmarked the anonymous box in my privacy settings, so that means no one knows who I am… except anyone Zuckerberg told.”

Anonymity is essential to subversive power. Durbin has that right. I think he means anonymity from the bad guys… never anonymity from Durbin, of course. He’s one of the good guys.

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