How to Monitor Online Comments


Andrew Losowsky over at Coral by Vox Media has put together a primer on online comments — and why your newsroom should have a strategy for this alongside election coverage.

Three Key Takeaways

  1. Comments on your news outlet’s website should not be a “free speech” zone, especially if they encourage the spread of misinformation.
  2. Content moderators need to protect their community from harm, which includes online threats to a certain group or individual.
  3. You can still allow comments on articles, but only if you have the resources to monitor them.

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