The main issue with the content and the general news world today is the bias the tends to come along with it. Mainstream media is synonymous with being biased, with every major news channel’s bias being well known and clear. That’s why a lot of viewers have veered away from mainstream media and instead, pivoted towards other forms of content and publication. The Doe is an excellent example of one. The Doe succeeds ins publishing content through an anonymous lens. This in turn does two things for the reader. It provides them the content without the preconceived bias or foul play associated with a name or a brand. And it also delivers the message clearly and thoroughly without muddying up the waters in the process.
That is how anonymity can improve the content, and in turn discourse. Through anonymity, readers will innately put away their prejudice towards any sort of political narrative associated with a mainstream media platform. With anonymity, the reader won’t know who the provider of the content is. True that may be problematic because readers also can’t corroborate the information and news. However, this can be seen as a positive because this incentives the reader to do further research and fact-check the content.
This sort of cycle brings the reader back into the content creation process. This will also boost discourse because with the added work of research, comes conversation with friends, colleagues, peers, and the like. Active approach from the readers will reflect positively onto the mainstream media providers to compete in this new ecosystem of content and knowledge. They will have to improve their methodology and product if they wish to remain active components. That is how anonymity can improve content and discourse, and why we ought to give it a serious look.