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Poll: Should social media users be able to comment anonymously?

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THE GOVERNMENT IS to investigate whether social media needs to be regulated – particularly in relation to the question of anonymous comments on websites.

The Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications will hold a special meeting to discuss the matter following recent high-profile cases of suicide which have been linked to cyber-bullying and online abuse.

Committee chairman, Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes, said that a situation in which people were subjected to abusive comments by anonymous sources could not be allowed to continue, RTÉ reports.

We’d like to know what you think – should social media users be able to comment anonymously?

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