Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Facebook, Germany, misunderstood “freedom”…

facebook-front_1796837bPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-12-18]: A German court asks from Facebook to stop applying its current policy under which it obliges users to use their real names. The court believes that in the Internet everyone can use aliases and Facebook can not impose not using them. [source: BBC News] In the name of freedom we have become a little confused. What do we really want from the Internet? Do we want freedom? If so, how is freedom materialized on false foundations? How many times have you given a fake name when you meet someone?

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