China may do just that.Â What do you think?Â An invasion of privacy or what?Â Personally, if I am going to read and trust a blogger, I also want to see a real human, with real life doing real job in a real world.Â But I myself, though have a known identity, will quickly jump behind my tagline of Life, Lies…or cloaked my real opinions with ficticious characters.Â And I certainly am wary of the real threats than can happen to bloggers when they go overboard, especially when it involves matters related to the country.
China is considering forcing internet users to provide their real names and ID card numbers when opening a blog.
Advocates of the idea argue that blog anonymity has encouraged widespread libel and slander.
Opponents say blogging is flourishing for the very reason that people are free to express themselves.
China has one of the most repressive internet regimes in the world, censoring content and imprisoning some people for what they put on the web.
Under the proposed scheme, bloggers will still be free to write under pseudonyms. Their identity would remain protected as long as they did “nothing illegal or harmful to the public”, officials said. (BBC)