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Two recent online 'outings' suggest that attitudes towards online anonymity may have shifted.

This article titled “A new internet age? Web users turn on ‘trolls'” was written by Rosie Swash, for The Guardian on Friday 19th October 2012 17.39 UTC

When mourners arrived at the peace park in Maple Ridge, Vancouver, to pay tribute to Amanda Todd this week, few could have realised quite how widely the effects of the 15-year-old’s death were being felt.

News of her suicide, apparently as a result of years of cyberbullying, provoked the internet vigilante group Anonymous to reveal the personal details of the man it says tormented her under an online pseudonym.

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