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 February 13, 2010  Online

Georgia Garvey and William Lee report:

Jeff Camacho uses an online handle when he spouts off about five times a day on the comment boards of newspaper Web sites. But the computer repairman realizes one of the often-overlooked truths of posting: His identity is easily uncovered.

“As long as the newspaper is not selling my information to marketers, I really don’t care,” said Camacho, 45, of Cary. “A lot of people think they’re anonymous online. You’re really not.”

Write something threatening or defamatory and the mask of anonymity can be removed. It’s technologically simple to track the source of a comment; the more difficult question is when it should be done.

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