Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley attempted to clarify comments earlier this week in which she called for eliminating anonymity online, mandating that social media companies verify all users and requiring the use of real names.
Haley called online anonymity a “national security threat,” saying that hostile foreign actors could be eliminated online by forcing everyone to be verified on social media.
“You’re gonna get some civility when people know their name is next to what they say and they know their pastor and their family members [are] gonna see it,” she said Tuesday. She later doubled down on her statement, saying, “I want it by name,” and “I want everybody’s name.”
After facing blowback online, Haley addressed her comments during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on