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NET LOSERS: Social Media, Anonymity and the Issue of Trust

British democracy is being damaged by the toxic tone of online debate. Bullying, harrassment and misinformation are an everyday occurence. Debates get derailed. Marginal voices get bullied off twitter. Sensible voices on newspaper comment pages are buried by abuse and irrelevance.

Does all this mean it's time to question the way we think about anonymity online? What limits could we place on the ability of anonymous users to derail debates or harangue others? How can we make life more uncomfortable for trolls, whilst safeguarding freedom of expression and whistleblowing? is a new organisation looking for answers to these complex questions. Join a panel of experts to explore the issues together.

CHAIR: Taniel Yusef


Stephen Kinsella

Mike Butcher

Caroline Orr