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Sites Rethinking the Anonymity Model

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 12, 2010

News sites are rethinking the anonymity option for readers who post comments in response to articles. The New York Times reports that journalists and the organizations they work for may be losing patience with those who use anonymity to make inappropriate comments. "As the rules of the road are changing and the Internet is growing up, the trend is away from anonymity," says Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, whose site will soon implement a ranking system for commenters. Other sites, such as the Washington Post, are considering similar changes to their comments policies. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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