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Re: [off topic] More 'bad press' for online anonymity/freedom of speech

> This article appears on the BBC's website today & can be repsonded to
> (possibly with some good counter-arguments in favour of online
> anonymity/freedom of speech) via the link below & NOT HERE on this mailing
> list as the subject is off-topic.
> "Call for blogging code of conduct"
> The support for a blogger hounded by death threats has intensified with
> some high profile web experts calling for a code of conduct in the
> blogosphere.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6502643.stm

In related off-topic news,

A swedish nobody named Magnus Ljungkvist went all over the Swedish press march 
28th and agressively attacked anonymity with the slogan ""I don't debate 
masked people" and claimed anonymity is "a threat to democracy". Swedish 
blogger Petter Nilsson managed to get a great defence story into SVT, the 
Swedish governments primary propaganda vessel, where he makes very valid 
points defending anonymity:


It's a great read - if you understand Swedish. He basically argues that it 
doesn't matter as much if you say something anonymously or not compared to 
what is actually said, and points out that most of the intelligent comments 
on his blog are written anonymously.