In my final paper I’ve been doing a lot of writing on the Internet and anonymity because I feel that the anonymity feature of the Internet greatly harms the public discourse on the Internet. Specifically I argue that anonymity further removes one from humanity and allows individuals to post things on the Internet that take the form of insults and hack generalizations, instead of efficient public discourse. I also argue that of the three main mediums of public discourse (books, television, and the Internet) the Internet is the furthest removed from humanity because it fosters anonymity.
So what does everybody think? What is the role of morality in public discourse? And, am I overreacting to this whole anonymity issue?