I have become increasingly alarmed at the hostile environment bloggers are finding themselves working under today. I recently purchased pre-paid legal services in part to be ready to defend myself from the sort of spurious lawsuits and criminal allegations that now look like they’re part of the danger of blogging, tweeting, even Facebooking. I would advise anyone who ever takes an even remotely controversial public stance do the same. Even hiding behind a pseudonym is no longer safe.
*Update* Further thoughts from attorney Bruce Godfrey here.
*Update 2*: This is from a few weeks ago. The fact that this happened again just last night to another individual indicates that it’s still happening. By my count that is now four prominent bloggers that have been targeted in as many weeks.
(This item cross-posted here.)