---- UK: Websites To Carry Libel Risk For Anonymous Posts?
rogerd - 6:16 pm on Oct 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
where potentially defamatory comments are anonymous, the website should immediately remove them on receipt of a complaint, unless the author agrees to identify themselves, the report says.
Since most community posts are anonymous, it seems like this is an automatic takedown procedure. At the same time, if an anonymous poster claims "Politician X is taking money from suppliers to the ciy," there should be some means to pursue that to a conclusion.