Hiding behind cloak of anonymity is cowardly

The many benefits of the Internet age are significantly offset by its biggest drawback: the acceptance of anonymity, including on the digital platforms of our most respected news outlets.

Granted, I'm old. I started out when the only way readers could respond to newspaper articles or commentaries was with a letter to the editor, which mandated that writers provide a name, address and phone number so we could verify their identities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Hiding behind cloak of anonymity is cowardly'. Subscribe