There has been considerable discussion on the blog lately about commenters posting anonymously.
I wonder how knowing the commenter’s identity would change the discussion.
The Washington Post published this back in 2018:
… anonymous publication has been an essential feature of American democracy since its beginning. It has long allowed vulnerable voices to participate in public politics and speak truth to power. Indeed, anonymous debate was at the center of the revolutionary politics that led to American independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which enshrined the press freedoms that continue to protect anonymous speech today.
We deserve better