The Guardian (George Monbiot's Blog) wrote:Climate denial 'astroturfers' should stop hiding behind pseudonyms online
To stop oil, coal and electricity companies inserting their views into the media by stealth, we need to make blog commenters accountable
A short excerpt:
Some people object that verifiable identities could expose posters to the risk of being traced and attacked. This is nonsense. I make no secret of my whereabouts and attract more controversy than almost anyone on these pages, but I have never felt at risk, even when, during the first few months of the Iraq war, I received emails threatening to kill, torture and mutilate me almost every day. For all the huffing and puffing in cyberspace, people simply don't care enough to take it into the real world.
Here is the link to the article: