The sheer number of people on Facebook with their real names, photos, locations and workplaces on their profile who are happy to throw abuse at other people kinda disproves the argument that it’s online anonymity that causes abusive behaviour

@kirstyyarr Before I left Facebook, I owned a page with about 120k likes. The flamewars in the comments were, honestly, nastier than anything I've seen on any other platform. My neighborhood group (!) was almost as bad. Lack of anonymity extending to *knowing where you live* was no deterrent to abusive behavior.

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It may have always been pure shite, but the two sharp declines in the quality of my FB experience were about six months after I graduated college and again after the 2016 election. There was also a slow decline between HS and college while Zuck was ruining the site with constant redesign.

More about the 2016 decline in the nest post.

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