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Ian O'Doherty: How very dare they!

Published 30/06/2011 | 05:00

The Danish government came out this week and said that it was going to explore ways of making it illegal to post anonymous messages on the web.

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It's a nice idea in its own way but it's hardly a workable one.

After all, you're always going to have people who can find a way around it. How can we expect the kind of anonymous jerk who likes to post abusive messages without signing their actual name to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct? In fact, that's a bit like asking someone scrawling graffiti on a toilet wall to leave their name, number and home address under whatever vile filth they have just written.

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