We talk of cyberspace as a libertarian utopia with each individual node in the network having the ability to broadcast to the entire network. Cyber-libertarian tropes are all for privacy, the end of regulation, the end of authority and for decision making to reside solely with the ends (nodes). But with this notion of cyber-libertarianism comes the right for people to choose anonymity online. It is this anonymity that poses real threats to network users. When users subject themselves to network vulnerability and open themselves up to a public network of randomised anonymity and hate, what can be the outcome?
This Prezi delves into the idea of anonymity and the frightening risks it poses to cyberspace inhabitants.