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Tweeters afraid to show faces

Paul Alton argues: “If football celebrities don't live up to the images they cultivate ... they are peddling lies and committing fraud. Why should the law protect them?”

However, those new guardians of liberty – internet chatterers – are less than heroic in the way they go about their task, hiding behind a screen of anonymity.

So anonymity becomes a universal expectation, of both those who want their actions to remain secret and those who assume the job of exposing them.

There now appears to be a right of disguise; to speak your mind from behind a curtain.

It seems as if we are fast becoming a society in which individual actions and expressions are hidden.


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