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YouTube makes it harder to hide behind screen names

The debate over whether requiring users online to post using their real identities is a helpful or hurtful measure is a long-running one, but YouTube appears to be coming down on the side that's against anonymity and screen names. 

When commenting or uploading videos, YouTube now asks users to use their Google+ account details.

And according to Mashable, those that decline to use their full name when leaving a comment must choose a reason for doing so, such as "my channel is for a product, business or organisation" or "my channel name is well-known".