Newspaper editors once sorted through letters to decide which would be published in their newspaper. Our comments moderation policy is no different.
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Publishing the comments of climate change deniers would be journalistically irresponsible. That's why we're redoubling our efforts to weed out misinformation.
In 2019 The Conversation will be taking a new approach to commenting.
Social media has become a place of vitriolic myths about Indigenous peoples in the wake of the Gerald Stanley trial for the killing of Colten Boushie. Here, a vigil in support of Colten Boushie’s family on Feb. 13, 2018.
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Social media posts since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with vitriolic rants and myths. If reconciliation is to be more than an aspiration, settlers must acknowledge our culpability.
Indigenous, LGBT, Black and refugee youth are among the groups that are at a greater risk of cyberbullying than others. But youth can also be powerful agents of change.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
The first print edition of Denník N, in 2015.
Comments sections may be scary places for reporters but, as the experience of one Slovak daily shows, when journalists engage with readers, it makes for better news.
The Guardian’s Facebook Files give a much-needed glimpse into how Facebook moderates content.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
Trolling can spread from person to person.
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You might think that trolling on the internet is done by a small, vocal minority of sociopaths. But what if all trolls aren’t born trolls? What if they are ordinary people like you and me?
Whom do we become in online comments?
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The ability to say offensive things online on a daily basis without consequences led to new, and more toxic, norms for civic behavior.
Thanks, we don’t want to know what you have to say.
Popular Science has announced that it will be closing online comments on its news stories. Uncivil commenters have an overly negative effect on readers, it claims, with a small number of negative commenters…