Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Daily News exposes deceit in comments

I was checking in on Victor Tine's article about beach erosion from Monday - and I admit to read the comments, which were pretty much blasting PITA president Ron Barrett - only to find most of the comments had been deleted and this message from the DN editor had appeared:

Note to our readers: Six aliases in this thread (oldtimer85, stopcrying, weeds, newblood, sandgirl, and waveman) are all registered to a single Plum Island resident's computer. This kind of practice deceives readers, and so the poster has been warned to stop. Posters who engage in this kind of deceptive practice run the risk of being publicly named by The Daily News. We ask that you use the comments feature responsibly.-- John Macone, editor
Kudos to the Daily News for picking up on that.

And this is what I'm all on about when it comes to trusting stuff you read in online comments, or any source that is anonymous.

1 comment:

Tom Salemi said...

Agreed. Nice job by the DN.