A recently introduced bill in the Illinois state Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online. The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate. MORE
Another bullshit law. While I dislike trolls like that fucking idiot Razor who's too much of a coward to reveal his real name, I have the option to just not publish his comments. The government's been slowly eroding our 2A Rights for years, now they're starting on 1A, the Freedom of Speech aspect anyways - they've destroyed the rest of it already. And of course the media's going to cheer them on on, at least until it starts to affect them, then they'll be outraged as hell.