Has closing comments on news articles helped reduce racism and hate speech on Yahoo?

I still see a TON of racist comments and questions on here.

18 Answers

  • Traci
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Of course not.. it has only just stifled your free speech.. that is how communism stats!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Trolls get their power and satisfaction from reading the angry responses to whatever ignorant garbage they say. Removing this source of satisfaction should theoretically cause trolls to get bored and move on.

    Personally, I don't think it's working very well. This website is still a troll farm.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You would never read about a black person being racist in the media.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Don't care. It has made reading the news a great deal more pleasant - apart from nasty news, of course.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Absolutley not!  All it has done is make people angry.  This was done for the commie dems.... they don't like to see people disagree with them.. and Yahoo of course is under their thumb!

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No users find ways around it like POWs clapping and tapping in Morse Code. Handing little bits of paper to Hanoi Jane so she can bravely pass them on to the camp commandant and so on. So inspiring. They just edit now.

  • 1 month ago

    I only occasionally go to Yahoo since comments were removed.  Funny that the articles all had/have a very liberal stance, yet comments were always a majority for conservatism.  Liberals at Yahoo don’t want to hear our voices. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Adults should be able to handle any kind of speech.  Read or don't, respond or don't, your choice. 

    But Verizon (formerly Yahoo) along with the other tech-megacorporations are trying to "influence the election" by controlling the message. 

    It does not "create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions" nor "improve our community experience" by removing a free & adult voice  and "suspending article commenting". 

    It only silences the masses and ensures the only voices heard are those bought & paid for by the megacorporations & media. 

  • 1 month ago

    No. It moves to outlets which still have comment sections.  

    Because of that, companies have decided to close comment sections for the following reasons: 

    1. Trolls

    2. Costs to pay moderator's

    3. Spamming

    4. Failure of civil discourse

    5. Prone to Anarchy

    6. Racism

    7. Hate speech

    8. Analytics

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Well if you cannot comment at all, of course it will reduce racism

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