Forced Identity On the Internet is the Undisputed King of Bad Ideas

The raging libertarian in me finally has to speak up

Joe Procopio
6 min readOct 30, 2023

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Lately, I’ve read a lot of hand-wringing about the need for forced identity on the internet — to finally rid ourselves of the scourge of anonymous bad actors, trolls, and misinformation. This talk is even coming from people whose opinions I respect.

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Joe Procopio

I'm a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. NLG pioneer. Building TeachingStartup.com & GROWERS. Write at Inc.com and BuiltIn.com. More at joeprocopio.com