Oct. 19 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
What is it that compels people to post snarky comments on Internet comment boards? The seeming anonymity emboldens cyber-commenters to write things that the better angels of their nature would hold in check in a face-to-face conversation. There is little to be gained (perhaps some smug satisfaction or slight notoriety among a niche of comment readers), but much to be lost. The commenter need only to cross the indistinct line between a smart-aleck post and a defamatory statement to end up in a quagmire of litigation.