Vice is trying to fight against the dark side of comment sections. Will they succeed? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Vice just gave their comment section the boot.
Comment sections are special places. Those who frequent the comments at one particular outlet get to know one another and there is often very intense discourse. From what we hear, it can involve name-calling and the occasional ban, but people surely still come away from their encounters having had their minds opened to new ideas and having learned something important. We can’t be totally sure. It would be hard to look through all of the comments during an average day of writing, but we’re positive that everyone says really kind things about each one of the Mediaite writers individually and collectively.
Apparently, the commenters at Vice were not being kind. The site’s explanation for yanking the comments section is a barnburner lite that should be read in its entirety:”
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