What’s in a name? This show explores the murky and unknowable world of anonymity and pseudonymity. The popularisation of the internet and social media has transformed how we communicate with others, and how much we know about their identity and motivations. Is anonymity and the use of pseudonyms a force for good enabling the often silenced to speak up, or a mask behind which hatred can be spread free from consequences?
This episode will look at the psychology behind being anonymous or interacting with anonymous personas, the emboldening of trolls, how Facebook’s real name policy targets the LGBTQ community and domestic abuse victims, how anonymous twitter accounts tied to US government agencies challenge disinformation and a demonisation of science and we pose the question: how we can sue people for defamation if we don’t know what their names are?
So join Knight_Dragon344, Klondike SnowFace & Madame Showfly101 for a show that looks behind the name to see what is underneath17:00 - 19:00
Kelli O'Hara // Orchestra // Royal Children // Royal Wives // Ted Sperling
Universal Music Group