More and more often I read about news websites shutting down their commenting sections. Just today it was TheWeek.com, whose explanation cited this gem of… Read More »TheWeek.com closing its comment section
Responding to a court order, a newspaper in Redding, Calif., will release contact information for an anonymous commenter on its website who may have witnessed… Read More »Court orders compelling some U.S. papers to “out” anonymous commenters
Wilcoxson’s, the Livingston-based ice cream company whose president drew the fury of the Internet a few weeks ago over an insensitive comment on its Facebook… Read More »Wilcoxson’s moving on from Facebook flap
I spoke this morning with a man who claimed someone had used his email address to register an account with the Chronicle website and post comments.
YouTube is trying to get people who post comments on the video sharing site to use their real names, [according to the official YouTube blog](http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2012/06/choosing-how-youre-seen-on-youtube.html).… Read More »YouTube hopes real names will help defeat nasty comments
More people continue to disagree with the Chronicle’s decision to begin charging customers for access to its website, asserting in our comments that they know just how to fix the newspaper industry’s online advertising revenue problems.
A reader recently wrote in asking why the Chronicle allows anonymous or pseudonymous comments on its website while requiring that letter writers verify their names and addresses before their letters are printed.
Should websites provide users with informal rules as to how their comments will be moderated and reviewed?