Idris Elba has come up with an idea to help prevent internet trolls and racists. On Sunday (July 18), the actor posted on his Instagram detailing what platforms can do to hold their users accountable.
He said, “People in the public eye get verified on social media, (symbolised by a blue tick), the process of verification requires them to prove their IDENTITY, so everyone knows WHO is speaking.”
The existence of non verified accounts are the reason why cyberbullying and racist abusers are rampant on the internet. He went on further to say, “If cowards are being supported by a veil of privacy and secrecy then social media is not a safe space.”
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Here’s what Idris Elba said entirely.
What do you think about his suggestion?