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'Washington Post' Shuts Down Readers Insulting Other Readers

The Washington Post is changing its online commenting platform to promote "smarter, livelier and more civil conversations," the company announced. With more political content than the average newspaper, the Post's comments section can get pretty heated, we imagine.

Now content wranglers will delete "all comments that direct name-calling and insults at other commenters," and will "be more aggressive in banning users who don’t regularly post quality comments as well as those with a high percentage of deleted comments."

And, in a bid to increase interaction with Post editorial team, the newspaper plans to "increase the number of Post staffers who post and rely to questions in the comments."

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