All Social Media Users Should Give Platforms Personal Information, Have ‘Opinions’ Verified As ‘True’: Don Lemon

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Politicians and the legacy media should be able to know the real name and physical location of every individual who posts any negative comment about them on any online platform, said CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night. He added that social media platforms should only allow people to post their “opinion” if it is “true.” “If someone says something about me, I should know that it’s Joe Smith who lives in Wisconsin,” said Lemon as he bantered with Chris Cuomo at the opening of Lemon’s eponymous show. “You shouldn’t be allowed to just bully people with, you know, with no defense.” […] Social media companies “know that they’re going to be regulated,” but it’s “not the kind of regulation that they should have,” Lemon said. “I think there should be even more parameters on the people who use it, how people are allowed to use it,” he said. “You should be identified to the company. That doesn’t mean the company has to share your information with law enforcement unless you do something that is, you know, detrimental to your fellow citizen — a threat or something like that.” He then contradicted himself, saying, “You should know who is responding to you and who’s putting it out there, as well.”

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