“All comments on the blog will now be moderated. Several, recent and past, comments posted on this blog have made accusations against individuals that could be considered libelous. Although these comments were made anonymously Google may have the ability to identify these people. I have been told from a legal perspective that posting anonymously does not protect you from libel. To try and prevent any libel cases we have taken the decision to moderate all future comments. Anonymous postings will still be allowed.”
Libel = a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation.