A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owners of Philly.com to disclose the identity of an anonymous poster who allegedly called city International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98, leader John Dougherty a “pedophile” in the comments section of an online article.
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline F. Allen, in response to a petition filed by Dougherty, ordered that any identifying information related to the commenter identified as “fbpdplt” and any comments that individual made on Philly.com since Aug. 10, 2012, be produced by the site’s owners.
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