Huffington Post to ban Anonymous Comments By Callum Borchers | Globe Staff August 21, 2013 The days of anonymous commenting on the Huffington Post are numbered. Founder Arianna Huffington said in Boston Wednesday that the online news site plans to require readers to use their real names to comment on stories, beginning next month. “Freedom of expression is given to people who stand up for what they’re saying and not hiding behind anonymity,” she said. Huffington was in Boston to deliver the keynote address at a technology marketing conference sponsored by HubSpot, where her talk focused on work-life balance for business leaders. But while talking to reporters after her speech, she spilled the beans on the commenting announcement, which apparently had been planned for a future date. “We’ve just made a decision — we’re going to announce it soon, but here you are — I’m announcing it now,” Huffington said. “We’re going to end anonymity in comments.” http://www.bostonglobe.com/business...us-comments/EjrAPge98I3Sp0YTdSTRnN/story.html Interesting timing and "reasoning" in the linked article- well- judge for yourself. I do not think this will end well.