magazine has decided to kill the comments section on its website, noting that "comments 'erode the popular consensus'
on scientifically validated topics... such as climate change and evolution," writes
Derek Thompson, paraphasing the pub's online content director, Suzanne LaBarre. Thompson looks at how other sites handle commenters, noting that PopSci
's decision was "like a narrow
Supreme Court opinion" --
that is, "c
ase-specific" -- and that comments are both good and bad for online journalism.
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