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Old 10 September 2018, 12:58 AM
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If it turned out the authors were caught by forensics, that's no concern for the paper
It is if they want to protect a source.
I'm curious why the paper has to be concerned about publishing something that some "amomonous" (Trump's word) person wanted published--only to have someone else analyze it.

The paper has so far kept their promise to keep the person's identity secret. They have no say if some independent third party attempts to identify the writer(s) by their own means. Even if that third party has reasonable confidence in their analysis, as long as the paper doesn't confirm it, they're doing all they're obligated to do.

Isn't the onus of responsibility for taking a chance others will try to identify them on the author(s)? They can't have been so clueless that writing such a piece wouldn't have raised eyebrows.

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