Idris Elba is done with Internet anonymity.
The 48-year-old actor posted a statement to social media on Sunday (July 18) regarding verification of identity online.
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“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,” he wrote.
“SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES SHOULD MAKE THIS MANDATORY FOR ALL USERS.”
“Currently, social media is like boarding a plane and not having to show I.D.
THAT would never happen,” Idris continued.
“If cowards are being supported by a veil of privacy and secrecy, then social media is not a safe space. It is an aeroplane that allows travellers to wear balaclavas. If cowards want to spout racial rhetoric then say it with your name, not your username.”
One actor also gave Idris Elba the stamp of approval to take over his role recently.