The fallacy in this is that all people are real, and the term IRL, or "in real life" is a bit of a misnomer; reason being: the internet is a place; all people are real, whether you meet/interact with them on the internet or any other way, and have real lives; and that everything that happens in life is real, whether it happens on the internet, or any other place. So, anything that happens in life, wherever it happens is real, thus real life. So everything that happens, happens IRL.
The same people that are on the Internet are the same people that are everywhere else.
I agree. People are people, online or real life, they're people. It's just I think that there is a split between people online and in person.
There is a movie that I watched a long time ago on Lifetime that I think explained this separation, split, whatever you want to call it fairly decently. In this movie a girl that was completely normal in real life drove another girl to commit suicide. And she did this over the Internet. Obiviously, this thread is not about cyberbullying, or anything like that. But, the point is that with all the trolls, memes, and all that stuff that only happens online... there is a huge difference in atmosphere between people online and in real life. So, the same person can be completely different in real life in comparison to online. Things like morality is different as well. For example, it's easier to insult someone online than in person. It's easier to be whatever identity, or no identity online, while you have to be someone in person. And the list goes on. It's just different, even though we are all dealing with people, and it's the same person that we're dealing with.
With that kind of dehumanization and impersionalization it can be tricky having a life online and in person, while attempting to be the same person in both realities.