Philly.com Will “Address Trolls” With New Commenting System

Troll, Definition E: An anonymous internet commenter who posts hateful, vitriolic messages below respectable news stories. I.E., a Philly.com commenter.

But not for long…maybe. Today, a piece in the Inquirer about internet trolling featured some home news regarding a forthcoming commenting policy.

This fall, Inquirer.com, PhillyDailyNews.com and Philly.com will roll out a new comment system to “address ongoing problems with trolls,” says Robert Cauthorn, architect of digital strategy for parent company Interstate General Media, which owns all three entities.

What exactly, that may look like, we don’t yet know. But linking up Facebook accounts with commenter profiles would be an obvious–and sensible–choice. [Inquirer]