No --- its the publications reaction to trolls is what is dangerous.

They are not "pushed" or forced to go non-anonymous, that's their choice.

Really, someone writes something unsavory and it is so upsetting to "hardened journalists" they can't function with anonymous commentators?

Even the worst troll is not responsible for the publication's stupid reactions.

A better policy is to just delete negative comments that offer no value.

This works with graffiti. When graffiti is cleaned up, it only takes a few times before the graffiti artist give up.

A big part of the pleasure of trolling is to come back and enjoy the fall out. If their comments keep getting deleted, the fun is gone and they'll move on.

We're dealing with ordinary people here, not some unstoppable demonic force.

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