The End of Anonymous Commenting

Friday, March 02, 2012


Last month a team of researchers released a paper which demonstrated that it’s possible to identify anonymous authors on the internet simply by analyzing their writing style and comparing it to known instances of their writing. Brooke talks to Arvind Narayanan, one of the authors of the paper, about what it means for the future of online anonymity.

Comments [2]

Mary K. from Grand Rapids, MI

Great segment!

Mar. 07 2012 05:44 PM

Interesting. Re: the title, I thought you were going to comment on the recent trend among newspaper publishers' websites-- Gannett and others in the last 3 months -- to require a Facebook login. Personally I have no interest in being associated with my comments, nor do I think it adds to the conversation.

Mar. 03 2012 05:34 PM

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