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YouTube pushes users to switch to real names

Jul 24th, 2012

YouTube has been notoriously bad for hateful and potentially hurtful comments,  recently Google has been attempting to make a few changes to the YouTube system to allow users to change from their usernames to their real names.  Those who switch will also have their Google+ account automatically linked to their YouTube account, therefore forcing users to be more polite to retain their real-world integrity. This methodology was founded by Facebook and used on a variety of websites with comment systems. Facebook was utilized as a comment authentication system, forcing potential trolls to be increasingly aware of their hateful comments. With time, one can expect Google/YouTube to be more forcefully pushing the newly released system, with the exception of YouTube Partner accounts.

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Source(s): CNN