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Let's not hide behind the argument that anonymity isn't possible on the web | Jane Martinson

PUBLISHED November 6, 2012

What can be wrong, in this internet age of harsh and ready opinion, with venting one's view of the world in 140 characters online? When footballer Ched Evans was convicted of raping a 19-year-old earlier this year a motley bunch of supporters ? a teenage cousin, some drunken fans and even an unrelated biology teacher ? shared their opinion that a woman too drunk to give consent but was raped anyway was a "money-grabbing slut" and a "dirty slapper". Apparently, they didn't even know that in shaming and, specifically, naming her, they were breaking the law.

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