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Philly.com ordered to provide identity of anonymous commenter sued for defamation

Philly Court Orders Website To Unmask Anonymous Commenter ‘Named’ In Defamation Suit (via Techdirt) Anonymous commenters are often held up as examples of the worst aspects of the internet. It’s an enabler of abhorrent behavior, as the lack of identification allows people to make statements without suffering consequences. Of course,…

Judge allows defamation suit against Breitbart to proceed

A district judge in Washington, D.C. ruled Thursday that a defamation lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart may proceed to trial, according to Legal Times reporter Zoe Tillman. The suit, filed by former U.S. Dept. of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod, had faced a motion to dismiss or relocate, which was…