Allegedly defamatory comments from named authors should stay online, say MPs

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“Web hosts and ISPs should be allowed to keep allegedly defamatory comments online as long as the author of the comment is identified and a notice of complaint is published alongside the comment, a Parliamentary committee has recommended.”

“The system has been suggested by a joint Parliamentary committee reviewing proposed new UK defamation laws. The Joint Committee On The Defamation Bill said that a “cultural shift” is needed in how anonymous internet postings are viewed.”

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