News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments

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Wed, Apr 14th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

When news sites, after years of hanging back, embraced the idea of allowing readers to post comments, the near-universal assumption was that anyone could weigh in and remain anonymous. But now, that idea is under attack from several directions, and journalists, more than ever, are questioning whether anonymity should be a given on news sites.

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