Happily, that head-spinning Illinois bill that would eliminate online anonymity – the Internet Posting Removal Act – will be withdrawn by its sponsor. Jaikumar Vijayan reports:
An Illinois state senator who earlier this month introduced a bill that would have required anonymous online posters to reveal their true identities is planning on pulling the bill after taking intense criticism from those opposed to it.
State Sen. Ira Silverstein, a Democrat representing the state’s 8th District, introduced the “Internet Post Removal Act” in the state Senate on Feb. 13. The bill would require website administrators to remove anonymous comments posted on their websites upon request, unless the posters of those comments agree to provide their full identity.
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