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Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 2 months ago

Comments on websites?

What's your opinion about various websites no longer allowing comments? 

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  • I smear my faeces onto them.

  • 2 months ago

    Just another way for the commie dems to stifle  our opinions.  No more freedom of speech!

  • 2 months ago

    The below quotes come from my source. KQED wrote an article regarding why comment sections are being shut down in 2018.

    “Comments sections are really just a continuation of that age-old tradition of letters to the editor, a cherished part of many publications and a valuable way of creating an open dialogue between magazines and the people to whom they are ultimately accountable,” wrote Jonathan Smith of Vice News in announcing his publication's move in late 2016.

    "But without moderators or fancy algorithms," he added, comments sections "are prone to anarchy. Too often they devolve into racist, misogynistic maelstroms where the loudest, most offensive, and stupidest opinions get pushed to the top and the more reasoned responses drowned out in the noise.”

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    "After much experimentation and discussion, we've concluded that the comment sections on NPR.org stories are not providing a useful experience for the vast majority of our users," wrote Scott Montgomery, former managing editor for digital news, in his 2016 farewell-to-comments address.

    "NPR found that only a very small and wholly unrepresentative slice of NPR's audience was taking advantage of the comments section, Jensen explained, noting the sharp increase in inappropriate content. In one analysis of site activity,  just .06 percent of all the visitors to NPR.org in a single month actually submitted comments at all. And more than half of all comments submitted came from just a tiny group of shockingly prolific contributors who, it estimated, disproportionately tended to be middle-aged men."

    NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen

  • 2 months ago

    It's up to whoever owns and operates the website.  Their site, their money, their rules.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Leftists cannot tolerate opposing views.  ALL the sites that have banned comments offer biased, Leftist content and the presence of conservative commenters destroyed the illusion they are creating that Leftism is the dominant mindset of America.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's a general phenomenon on the internet, any forum with free speech/comments and little to or no moderation becomes right wing. Leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation.

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  • 2 months ago

    it's  about  time.

  • 2 months ago

    I've yet to see a news item improved or enhanced by the ignorant comments of the uninformed.

    Let's stop TV news doing vox pops on the news. No one cares what Barry Shitpeas of Solihull thinks about the story.

  • 2 months ago

    It's pretty pathetic.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Too many people can't be trusted to leave intelligent comments.

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