On the 23rd of July 2020, Yahoo suspended comments on news articles. Though it claims it is temporarily, some of us think it is long overdue. Don’t get me wrong, no doubt it is infringing on our free speech, however it had, in my experience, some of the worst comments I had ever seen on the internet. And it was endless. You would scroll for 1000+ comments and it would be the same vile shit.
However, some people don’t agree and would rather want more strict moderation be enforced than totally suspending the comments section. Whatever way you chose to see it, do you think a time is coming when social media platforms like Facebook would imitate Yahoo?
WHY DID YAHOO SUSPEND ALL COMMENTS?
If you go to what was formerly the comments section of a Yahoo article, you will find a message that reveals exactly why Yahoo removed the comment section.
“Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting.”
So what does this actually mean?
It seems likely that the website is simply changing its comment section to make it a more “safe and engaging place”, arguing that it did not use to provide a good “community experience”.
I however do think this cancel culture by Yahoo whether temporarily or not, would eventually ruin its reputation
What do you think about this changes? Please leave your own opinion in the comments section!