Find Identity of Anonymous Online Defamer?

Asked about 2 years ago - Philadelphia, PA

Hey, I’m running a blog and one of my readers has taken serious offense to one of my posts. They are posting very defamatory things on a public website (claiming I abuse drugs and I have threatened them). None of these things are true and I want to sue this person, but I don’t know who they really are besides their user name. Is there any way for me to find their identity and bring them to court?

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  1. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Simple. Get a local lawyer to subpoena the internet service provider. I'm sorry, but my firm doesn't handle this type of case, only very serious personal injury cases. Good luck to you.

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  2. Joel Jay Kofsky

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    Answered . Prior to getting involved with the costs of litigation decide if it is worth it. Maybe use your blog to post 5 "intelligent comments" and feature the negative as a hyperlinked quote as a "diverse opinion" .

    They will probably not bother after that.

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