We can all agree that anonymity is a power that does without saying. So, therefore, the power of anonymous content is that it provides a different version of content to the reader. Content creators, bloggers, journalists, and others, all do what they do for a purpose. It’s usually their job, their profession or they do it for financial motives or personal incentives. For instance, The Doe is notorious for writing about all the different positives behind anonymous content and why it’s so important in today’s digital world.
People need anonymous content today so that they can separate the content from the provider. Anonymity helps do just that. Through anonymous content, people can focus less on the person delivering the news, and more on the news itself. This was a huge problem in recent years given the strong divide the former US president had with mass media. That divide caused concern between a lot of viewers and readers. This divide made them question all sorts of news outlets, news sources, and news stories. This in turn fueled a form of underground news reporting and story-breaking, or what eventually became known as “Q-Anon”. And I believe part of the reason why Q-Anon caught so much wind and grew so much in popularity, was because of its anonymity. Readers didn’t know who Q-Anon was, which led them to create speculative stories. These stories not helped bolsters its popularity, but also played a role in providing validity. People began to link the news source to undercover whistleblowers and people within the government.
So, anonymity doesn’t only separate identity from the news but also allows the identity to take a form on its own. This only adds to the content itself, allowing people to do whatever they want with it.