Town attempts to strongarm blogger into identifying her commenters

My friend Susan, who writes the MySouthborough blog, has found herself in a bit of hot water with the Board of Selectmen in her town. The issue: they didn’t like what one of her commenters had to say so… they’ve been serving her with papers demanding to know the commenter’s identity.

Yeah. Really.

Susan was featured in the MetroWest Daily News last week but, as we all know, I don’t link there anymore. So here’s an article that appeared in Commonweath today.

The money quote from Susan:

“This all seems like it could have been handled so easily without lawyers, with the town coming out and saying ‘The search committee didn’t violate the law and this is why,’” she says. “This whole thing would have gone away. It baffles me why they took this action.”

You go, Susan!

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4 thoughts on “Town attempts to strongarm blogger into identifying her commenters

  1. Rogue, nefarious bloggers! Round them all up and make them submit to the wrath of the elected officials.
    Oh wait…they may come looking for me…ummm…nevermind.

  2. What a wonderful way for that town’s Selectmen to spend the town’s money. If they weren’t going through this witch hunt I wouldn’t be sitting here wondering why they’re protesting so hard. Why the witch hunt? Does it cut too close to home?

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