Can the Ukraine call whistleblower remain anonymous? And, who is obligated to protect his or her anonymity?
Two pieces this weekend explore those questions.
The Washington Post reports that the effort to identify the whistleblower has become “a fixation” on both social media and conservative news sites.
The looming battle over President Trump’s potential impeachment has sparked an online hunt in the far-right corners of the Web as self-styled Internet sleuths race to identify the anonymous person Trump has likened to a treasonous spy.
Their guesses have been scattershot, conspiratorial and often untethered from reality…