CBC/Radio-Canada has put an end to the use of pseudonyms in their online communities to promote thoughtful and respectful discussions. From now on, first and last names will appear with each submission, except in communities for children and youth.
This move will promote accountability and transparency, as the use of pseudonyms allows users to hide their identities. By removing this option, CBC/Radio-Canada hopes to create a safer online environment for their communities.
By submitting a comment, users accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in any manner of their choosing. However, CBC also states that they do not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.
The comments on each story are moderated according to the Submission Guidelines set by CBC. The comments are welcome while open, but CBC reserves the right to close them at any time.
This policy change from CBC/Radio-Canada affects all online communities, including those in the news, sports, business, entertainment, politics, and health sections.
It is worth noting that this move is not unique to CBC/Radio-Canada. Other media organizations have also made similar changes to their online communities for the same reasons.
If users already have an account in CBC/Radio-Canada’s online communities, they will need to use their first and last name moving forward.