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is it 2010? are we really talking about social media real name policies as fixes for reactionary violence, as opposed to an abject failure that's been tried repeatedly with the only real effect being to make queer people's lives more complicated?

the most naïve part of this imo is that it seems to think that reactionaries

  1. think they're doing anything wrong
  2. have any sense of shame
  3. think they're likely to face consequences for their actions

when literally zero of these are true

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet the only negative this person’s talking about is “dangerous elements”. tbh i wonder if that’s even aimed at reactionaries

@zorotl @RussellsBarbershopQuartet the people at the capitol literally wore name badges and didn't wear masks and shouted their name etc etc

like

their real name isn't a concern until after the consequences happen (if they ever do!)

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet a mandatory, legal name would certainly increase the business value of each profile id, so I see why some might find it desirable

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet imagine being naive enough to think that white people have consequences for saying fascist shit. all mandatory real name stuff would do is out queer people, give cops a list of leftists and stuff like BLM supporters, and almost exclusively continue the systemic targeted violence against minority groups

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