Ah, no they exist, but still create an illusion. Civilization is not the correct word, now that I think about it. I meant civility. Humans on average are nasty animals but we’ve all agreed on some rules to play by. It’s just a thin layer of polish though.
And the anonymity on the internet is also a thin layer, as the many people who got themselves doxed will testify to. All it takes is one person with a bit of skill and a lot of determination.