CFN – Wow we had a ton of feedback on our story about Online Anonymity and our future policy regarding comments here on CFN. It’s been interesting and I think will help our evolution and growth.
With nearly 14,000 comments in three years I personally see the impact both positive and negative that your words can have, and the integral part that you, our valued viewers, have on the success of CFN.
The thing about public posts whether here or on facebook, or websites is that we all aren’t professional writers. And of course what offends some doesn’t offend others.
My goal has always been for us to create a platform that we can share with people who might not have a platform to voice what’s important to them. I think that’s important.
With that being said I’m proud after consulting with many of you to present our new comment policy for the Cornwall Free News.
That’s staying. It’s a canard and as emotional as it is for some we are going to support the reason why some people have to post anonymously. It’s important that certain voices not be dimmed and the sad reality is that we live in a world where whistle blowers and their families suffer immensely. We live in a world where what you say can be used against you outside of a court of law.
That being said this isn’t about freedom of speech. This is about informing and entertaining the public and with that being said we’re not here to smear people or hurt them.
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