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Dr. Joseph Reagle speaks about his forthcoming book on online comments with USA Today

Joseph Reagle

Dr. Joseph Reagle is featured in the article, “Online commenting: A right to remain anonymous?” with USA Today:

The jury is still out on whether such a strategy is even effective. Joseph Reagle, a professor at Northeastern University with a forthcoming book on commenting culture, holds that anonymous commenting is not a fundamental right, and that the ability to hide behind a pseudonym does little to improve online discussions.

“Does anonymity make good or otherwise decent people behave worse?” he asks. “Or are bad people — however you define that — more attracted to commenting and trolling and griefing than normal people?”

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