Courier & Press Cuts Comment Button
The C&P says it can't moderate a productive discussion space
The Evansville Courier and Press is changing the way it receives feedback from readers. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:
The publication says it’s dropping the “View Comments” button from its online articles.
The C&P says public discussion and civil debate are “crucial to our society” but says comment sections across the internet can quickly devolve when they’re left unmonitored.
The publication says it doesn’t have the staff and time to provide a moderated, productive discussion space – and it’s not willing to risk discussions veering off track or people being verbally attacked.
The C&P still invites readers to follow the publication on social media, where you can have discussions with others, or click on the byline of any article to send an email and feedback directly to the reporter.
The new policy begins Wednesday.