YouTube is testing hiding its comments section

Users would be required to press a button to find comments instead of simply scrolling.

On Jun 23, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Alphabet’s newest tool gives your comments a rating based on how toxic they are

You might just learn a lot about yourself.

On Feb 25, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

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‘This’ site hopes to make the comments section great again

Can a comments section foster community, or will it always turn into a breeding ground for trolls?

On Jun 29, 2016 by Lyz Lenz

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R.I.P., the Toast: A champion of strong voices with weird ideas

The site's demise marks the death of an Internet community—and a sign of the times for independent publishing.

On May 13, 2016 by Lyz Lenz

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Top European court rules that websites aren’t liable for mean comments

You can't force a European website to delete a comment just because it hurts your feelings.

On Feb 3, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Joshua Cohen wrote a novel with the Internet reading over his shoulder

'The entire thing is written under duress. It’s getting tortured out of me.'

On Oct 18, 2015 by Dana Schwartz

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The very worst YouTube troll comments, annotated

We actually read them.

On Sep 21, 2015 by Ziwe Fumudoh

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The clever way a blogger uncovered the location of Russia’s online troll factories

You wouldn't think it would be this easy to find Putin's troll hordes on Google Maps.

On Aug 20, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Why we’re killing our comments section

And why we hope to one day bring it back.

On Jul 27, 2015 by Austin Powell, Nicholas White

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Echochamber.js is the best website commenting system ever

It's like a cone of silence for the Internet age.

On Jul 16, 2015 by Curt Hopkins

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Boy reading mean YouTube comments about himself will make you want to cry

Shut 'er down.

On Jul 8, 2015 by Jaya Saxena

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29 essential reaction GIFs for any Facebook thread

No words necessary.

On Jun 4, 2015 by Miles Klee

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Muslims react to heinous comments on a post about a mosque daycare fire

We couldn't remain this calm if these comments were about us.

On May 8, 2015 by Michelle Jaworski

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Aliens flew over San Diego, and we’d like to introduce ourselves

We've been waiting.

On May 1, 2015 by Feliks Garcia

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Can this algorithm save comment sections from the trolls?

Maybe someday soon, we can read the comments.

On Apr 16, 2015 by AJ Dellinger