Thursday, March 17, 2016

CBC News to require online commenters to use real names

CBC will ban the use of pseudonyms for readers commenting on stories on the website, the corporation announced Thursday.
All commenters will be required to use their real names, Emma Bedard, spokeswoman for CBC English Services, told CBC News. 
The move is a "request for transparency on the part of [online] users," Bedard said.
The decision comes after a review of CBC's commenting policy that began in January, she said, after audience members expressed concerns about the content of comments appearing online. 
Bedard said she does not know when the new policy will take effect, but that CBC will undertake a "due process" to inform users and work out the technological requirements.

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