In China, in order to comment on a news website, you must register your true identity before you are allowed to post comments.

What’s next? Controlling which websites are allowed and not allowed if they don’t validate a users true identity? Probably…

While this isn’t surprising as it’s coming from China, what may be surprising is if this trend starts to spread to other democratic countries like Canada and the United States.

It’s likely that type of action would be part of a larger move, something such as the ‘Internet Kill Switch’ that’s been recently introduced by Senator Joe Lieberman.

This effectively means, no more anonymity on the Internet.