The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.
For the HuffPost community to grow and develop we must emphasize fairness in access, promote civil discourse, reduce vitriol on our pages and provide a defense against trolling. A key strategy in doing all of this is our plan to require all new members to identify themselves when they create an account.