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Reuters Ditches User Comments, Cites Rise Of Social As Reason

  • , Monday, November 10, 2014 10:56 AM
Citing the rise of social media and other factors, Reuters has decided to nix user comments on news stories. “Much of the well-informed and articulate discussion around news, as well as criticism or praise for stories, has moved to social media and online forums,” Dan Colarusso, executive editor of Reuters Digital, writes in a note to readers. “Those communities offer vibrant conversation and, importantly, are self-policed by participants to keep on the fringes those who would abuse the privilege of commenting.” still plans to host comments on its opinion and blogs sections.

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