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    Nastiness threatens online reader comments

    Washington (AFP) - The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that. In the face of rising vitriol -- attacks, bigotry and general nastiness -- news organizations are increasingly throwing in the towel on online comments.

    Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." It instead began taking "letters to the editor" to be screened by staff."

    https://news.yahoo.com/nastiness-thr...053929979.html

    I was there on-line at the beginning of "The Internet" after we hacked our way out from behind a .MIL/.GOV DARPA firewall. The internet was supposed to facilitate better communications among individuals. The lamestream would take control via such censorship of their walled-gardens property. In a walled-garden you are the product, not the customer, even if you are paying for it.
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    Too many words to miss the real answer...the "media" don't like comments where their (the media) failings are highlighted and forever enshrined...on the Interwebz.

    If I were the brunt of this "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." I'd ditch comments as well, I have a brand to defend and sponsors to entice.
    The media continues their transformation into whiny little girls.
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    That's not why the internet was created...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    That's not why the internet was created...
    lmfao
    Advocate freedom please

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    SNIP Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." It instead began taking "letters to the editor" to be screened by staff."
    Apparently the ivory-tower softies are too blind to realize the scorched-earth comments are the conversation. Rather than let readers "get it off their chest", opening the door to expanding horizons, the effetes would rather shut off the conversation. This is just a matter of the effetes being too sensitive themselves, reacting to the harsh language. They based the point they drew the line on what constitutes "real conversation" on their own thin skin.

    Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    https://youtu.be/4pn4kZyqVRU

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    How embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Apparently the ivory-tower softies are too blind to realize the scorched-earth comments are the conversation. Rather than let readers "get it off their chest", opening the door to expanding horizons, the effetes would rather shut off the conversation. This is just a matter of the effetes being too sensitive themselves, reacting to the harsh language. They based the point they drew the line on what constitutes "real conversation" on their own thin skin.

    Sheesh.
    The truth, they can't handle the truth, no matter how crude the truth is presented.

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