Lucas Dixon, Jigsaw Chief Scientist
“Comments are a space where anyone can contribute, they represent the dream of the internet.”
Protecting Freedom of Speech Online
Bassey Etim, NYT Community Editor
“Human society is built around the spaces that we share, the internet was supposed to bring us all together.”
When was the last time you looked at the comments section of a website? What was that experience like? Alarming, full of vitriol and abusive language? Or perhaps the comments section simply didn’t exist anymore.
The facts are: comments spaces are quickly becoming irrelevant or worse non existent because they’ve largely been taken over by trolls, malevolent hackers, or extremists with political aims forcing many news agencies, publishers to simply switch them off!
Glenn Dixon, NYT Commentor
“They give us the ability to communicate with the world.”