The Washington Post reports on a Yale Law School student who was the subject of derogatory chats on a widely read message board on AutoAdmit, run by a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania and a 23-year-old insurance agent. Despite graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she received zero job offers after 16 interviews. Though it is difficult to prove a direct link, the woman thinks she is a victim of a new form of reputation-maligning: anonymous online postings with offensive content and personal attacks that can be stored forever and are easily accessible through a Google search …

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