YouTube has joined a growing list of social media companies who think that forcing users to use their real names will make comments less of a trolling wasteland, but there's surprisingly good evidence from South Korea that real name policies fail at cleaning up comments. In 2007, South Korea temporarily mandated that all websites with over 100,000 viewers require real names, but scraped it after it was found to be ineffective at cleaning up abusive and malicious comments (the policy reduced unwanted comments by an estimated.
Google’s real name registration policy will not come to direct fruition. Google actively campaigned to have users register accounts with their real names, now company executive Vint Cert says that policy will not be employed. Speaki... Read Post
Some believe using Facebook's comment plugin cuts down on "trolling" and other bad behavior because it forces people to use their real names, while others say it gives the social network too much power. But when it comes to improvin... Read Post
YouTube may be looking to encourage users to use their real identities and names when posting comments on videos in the future. According to Wired, whenever you upload a new video or post a comment, YouTube will ask if it can use yo... Read Post