How To Fix The Internet

  • Nation states dealing with foreign agents
  • Personal privacy
  • Balancing the positive aspects of anonymous participation with the potential violence (e.g. swatting, doxing, etc.)

Domains

  • Explicit association between a domain and the declared nation-state associated with that domain. That association should be displayed in user-agents everywhere — for most users that would include browsers and email clients.
  • This implies that the DNS system would require security upgrades and additional data fields which are a) beyond the scope of this document but b) absolutely doable.
  • Clarify that the legal framework governing each domain is attached to the nation the domain registration.
  • This is already pretty intuitive, and is kinda sorta already a concept in the DNS system already with country-associated top level domains (TLDs). This all went to pieces with the expansion of TLDs, which is kinda sorta ok, as country code metadata not being directly associated with the actual domain is probably reasonable… but we really, really need that information back.

Identity

  1. Establish a minimum barrier for the legal transfer of responsibility of identity.
  2. Hold domain owners that do not maintain that threshold legally liable for content published on their domain/servers.

Anonymous Accounts

1:1 vs 1:Everyone

Penalties

Summary

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