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Have comments section of online Newspapers failed - should you Debate Online instead?

agsragsr 441 PtsPremium Member
if you scroll through comment sections of many newspapers you you may find great value to engage, or be appalled by spam and low quality discussions.  In fact many media companies have disabled comments sections, and some like NY Times, provide a moderated comments experience.
There is an interesting debate on this topic at

4 debaters presented their opinion in the opinion pages. Which one do you agree with the most, or a 5th option of using DebateIsland instead to debate news.
  1. ?5 votes
    1. Get Rid of Comment Sections
    2. Reader Engagement Matters, Whether It’s on Social or in a Comment Section
    3. Anonymity May Have Killed Online Commenting
    4. Despite Flaws, Comments Are Good for Public Discourse
    5. use online debate sites, like instead
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