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This Blogger's Response To Her Internet Haters Is Pitch Perfect

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women

In case you require proof that the Internet is a hostile place for women, look no further than Lindsay Bottos' Tumblr. The 21-year-old artist and s...

Controlling the Comments in the Digital Universe

Michael Drew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

The Huffington Post has stopped accepting anonymous comments. It's a start. So-called trolls who use comments sections to espouse negative views or to threaten or foment discord will always find ways to keep fanning the flames of disinformation.

The Reason HuffPost Is Ending Anonymous Accounts

Jimmy Soni | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Jimmy Soni

It's simple and painless to decry online toxicity; it's harder and more important to do something about it. We at The Huffington Post have chosen to take an affirmative step by verifying the identities of new commenter accounts. We won't eliminate every last note of negativity and nastiness on the site, but we believe this change will offer the guarantee of a gut check. Our hope is that this decision will lead to more of the robust conversations that we love having on HuffPost, and with that end in mind, we invite you to leave your comments below.

Jimmy Soni Explains Why The Huffington Post Is Getting Rid Of Anonymous Commenter Accounts (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Huff TV

Managing Editor Jimmy Soni appeared on CNN Friday to explain The Huffington Post's latest effort to fight trolls: as of next month, commenters won't be allowed to post anonymously on the site.

Assemblyman Says Proposed Anonymous Comment Ban 'Mischaracterized'

Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

Following the news of a proposal to ban anonymous internet comments in New York, the Internet Protection Act's main sponsor is pushing back by allegin...

Proposed Legislation Poses Huge Threat To Anonymity Online

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

In this digital age when an iPhone app can scan and identify faces and your social profile epitomizes your wired existence, anonymous posting is a wel...

Corporate Employee Abuse

Arnt Eriksen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Arnt Eriksen

With the transparency of the online world, where everyone is connected, negative commenting -- even if anonymous -- can damage the reputation of a brand. Is there a way to avoid this?

Billionaire Wins Wikipedia Defamation Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

Most comment trolls don't think they'll ever have to show their faces to the people they insult. But Louis Bacon, an American billionaire hedge fund m...

Will Newspaper Be Forced To Disclose Names Of Anonymous Commenters?

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

The newspaper of record for the Chicago suburbs has been subpoenaed with a request to disclose the identities of many of its online commenters. The...

Illinois Newspaper Forced To Disclose Names Of Anonymous Commenters (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois newspaper must reveal the identity of an anonymous online commenter, according to a new appellate court ruling that could have wi...

Assemblyman Says Proposed Anonymous Comment Ban 'Mischaracterized'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

Following the news of a proposal to ban anonymous internet comments in New York, the Internet Protection Act's main sponsor is pushing back by allegin...