Buffalo News to require online commenters to use their real names

Buffalo News
Readers will have to fill out an online form and include a phone number before they’re allowed to post comments on the Buffalo News website. “It won’t be foolproof,” acknowledges editor Margaret Sullivan, “and it will be somewhat labor-intensive for us, but we think it will raise the level of the discussion.”
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