Idris Elba Wants ALL Social Media Users To Be Verified

Idris Elba says he wants all social media users to be verified as a way to crack down on trolls.

“People in the public eye get verified on social media, (symbolised by a blue tick), the process of verification requires them to prove their IDENTITY, so everyone knows WHO is speaking,” Elba writes.

“SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES SHOULD MAKE THIS MANDATORY FOR ALL USERS,” the actor continued, comparing allowing users to create accounts without identifying themselves is similar to “boarding a plane and not having to show I.D.”

“If cowards are being supported by a veil of privacy and secrecy, then social media is not a safe space. It is an aeroplane that allows travellers to wear balaclavas. If cowards want to spout racial rhetoric then say it with your name, not your username,” he said.

The are literally billions of social media accounts, verifying each one would take an awfully long time.


But should everyone be verified?

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