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Day: 25 October 2013

Is Anonymous Commenting Under Threat in the EU? – Emma Goodman

emma-goodman-150x150On 10 October, in what was seen as a setback for the practice of allowing anonymous comments on websites in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights upheld a national ruling in Estonia that found a news portal liable for offensive comments posted by users on its website. Emma Goodman, co-author of a recent report on comment moderation practices looks at the implications of this ruling. Continue reading

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