Anonymity and the Net – It’s hot topic. Ottawa’s Lowell Green did a whole show on it awhile ago in that he was angry that anonymous bloggers could destroy people’s reputations and wage attacks from behind the veil of anonymity.
People commonly use pseudonyms on the internet. Most times it’s for very good reasons. I know several people that wouldn’t post if they couldn’t. So where do you draw the line?
A reader recently emailed me, actually today, about a thread on the Standard Freeholder. L I N K Apparently the Free Holder had shut down this thread and then opened it again about ten hours later for this one comment to be posted and then locked the thread again.
Corporations have planted people to talk about their products on websites or do reviews without disclosing that they work for those companies too. The Internet Age has opened up communication as it’s never been on the planet before. There are good and bad uses of it.
What do you think Cornwall? Should someone have to clearly state if they are related to a story or represent the media; government; or company/agency involved in a story?
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