Q&A: Rumors, cyberbullying, and anonymity


Last week in this space, I shared excerpts from an interview with David Mikkelson, half of the husband-and-wife team behind Snopes.com, the online clearinghouse for internet rumors and urban legends, reports David Pogue of the New York Times. It was part of a “CBS News Sunday Morning” segment about online rumors that won’t ultimately air. So I thought this week, I’d share with you a piece of another interview for that segment. This time, the subject is John Palfrey, Harvard Law School professor, co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and author of “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.”

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Laura Ascione

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