Fighting back

A judge in America has thrown out an attempt to sue an anonymous blogger who had been critical of a councilor saying that the councilor could:

...easily correct any misstatements or falsehoods, respond to character attacks, and generally set the record straight. This unique feature of Internet communications allows a potential plaintiff ready access to mitigate the harm, if any, he has suffered to his reputation as a result of an anonymous defendant’s allegedly defamatory statements made on an internet blog or in a chat room.

Via a shel of my former self