There are growing calls for an end to people being able to hide their identity online. But is this a threat to free speech? Labour MP Jess Phillips and tech author Jamie Bartlett swap ideas
It is true that hiding behind a screen allows – sometimes maybe encourages – people to say and do things they wouldn’t in person. And the increase in nasty, offensive, and in certain cases clearly illegal, behaviour online is a big problem which the tech platforms haven’t tackled enough. I’m sure we both agree on that.