Masked crusaders

Not many people use their real names to post comments on Cif. To encourage a level of self-censorship, should the site reject this anonymity?
The article concludes “This is far from trivial – it’s hard to imagine a country surviving when its citizens know that they can only speak freely when masked. Rather than decry the anonymous nature of their critics – yes Polly Toynbee, I’m thinking of you – Guardian columnists really should consider why these individuals feel they need a mask. True, anonymity and abuse are not features of liberalism, but then neither are witch-hunts.”

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