Over the past few years, there have been calls for social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram to vet their signing-up process and ask users to provide ID, as anonymity allows for online abuse to flow freely without consequences for the people behind it.
Chris stated that the companies need to “sort this out”, noting they have a “responsibility” to keep their other users safe from abuse.
“If you register to go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever, you should have to give your details to show who you are, exactly the same as to get a passport or to vote or whatever. We need to see who these people are,” he said.
This has also been backed by other celebrities, such as Piers Morgan, who have rallied for change.