"The name was used by a member of the public on our message boards, and in this case we will let it stand because it's in the public comment area," says Sims. "Although CBS News won't use the name in our reporting, we're going to leave it there because it has been reported widely in the mainstream media, both in her community and across the country." Sims says the site prefers not to delete comments whenever possible.
As I noted earlier, CBS News has decided not to name the accuser in the Duke rape case. But some denizens of the Internet have other ideas: Her name has started popping up on CBSNews.com today, in the comments section of the site. According to Mike Sims, CBSNews.com Director of News and Operations, the site will not be deleting the comments that mention her name.
(CBS/The Early Show)
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