A Push to Outlaw Anonymous Commenters in New York Gets Big Eye-Roll from Digital Media
Posted: 5/25/2012 | By: Joe Pompeo | Capital New York
One might have expected the news that several Republican state lawmakers in New York want to pass a law essentially banning anonymous comments on the web to be met with outrage.
But the reaction from New York's digital-media proprietors seems to be more of a collective eye-roll.
"This is a misguided idea that indicates a lack of understanding of not only the essence of the web but also the principles of the First Amendment," said Gaby Darbyshire, the attorney and chief operating officer for Gawker Media. "I don't believe it will come to anything."