[–] a_fucking_dude 1 points 52 points (+53|-1) ago 

Good point. If they got rid of the comment section, it was because the majority of commenters were going against the narrative. If that's the case in a local news outfit, then the "local news" outfit is actually a pack of fags from out of town.

[–] valk2 [S] 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Spot on. That was my line of thinking exactly. Thanks for responding.

[–] TrueAmerican 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Out with the old, in with the new niggerfaggot.

[–] archvile7 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Even a lot of tech blogs are this way now. They will post some anti-Trump tech-related political bullshit article and immediately disable the comments, preventing any kind of discussion around the topic.

What cracks me up is how based most YouTube commenters are.

[–] dbvapor 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Absolutely. All YouTube propaganda videos disable the comments too another good tip off.

[–] Skeeterdo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well that and classic music. Having a discussion about whose the better composer from the 17th/18th century is retarded.

Edit: added /18th to the comment.

[–] draaaak 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Well, that's because Baroque music sucked. It's all about 18th century classical composers, but not Mozart, totally overrated. Beethoven, on the other hand, ahead of his time.

[–] ardvarcus 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

The left is terrified that real people will make real comments about current events, and other real people will read them.

[–] issueninja 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

The truth is always the worst enemy of the liars.

[–] Skeeterdo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's really not that hard to convince people of the JQ. But it's a lot harder IRL. Having sources and what not available is hard to produce, that and no one wants to read in front of you for 10 mins.

[–] modsrcuntz 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

This goes for any news outlet.

I started noticing comment sections disappearing two years ago right around after Trump became president.

[–] valk2 [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Me too, odd how that is just a coincidence.

[–] draaaak 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Me three. It was very disappointing for me, the comment sections were always where the best stuff was.

[–] RaptorJesus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

cohencidence

[–] Proxima 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Jews are no coincidence

[–] lurklurk 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Comment sections disappeared in europe when mudslide started and pretty much all crime news had sandniggers as perpetrators. I also remember when one news site had poll about middle-eastern invaders and 95% of votes were against them, so suddenly the results changed other way around.

[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Ditto. Commenters often times had more insight than the person writing the story, and could quickly debunk any narrative/angle the journalist was pushing.

[–] Jungun 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I miss trolling my local newspaper site as an entitled welfare queen with an attitude. I elicited so many gems from the community with that character.

[–] Cedru 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

It's common practice on the leftist news sites. It helps keeping the herd calm.

[–] Yuke 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Not fake news but agenda pushing certainly. I've noticed this too. If there's something that they want to push, say, something about immigration, you'll rarely get a chance to comment on it, but if it's some bullshit story with no meaning then you'll be allowed to comment away to your hearts content. This is social influence; social engineering. And it's all in one direction.

[–] valk2 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The site I linked to has removed all comments. Have you not seen the compilation of All the local affiliates reading the same script? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=487CRdRHEeI

[–] Yuke 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Haha, yes I have. It's evident all the time. Any time there's a high profile news story all you need to do is search one headline that you see and you'll see many more. It's proof that all that news is coming from one source.

[–] belphegorsprime 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

First of all, invidio.us link:

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=487CRdRHEeI

Second of all, we don't need the guy commenting about it, telling us what to think, or how to interpret it. Smells like damage control. Smells like getting ahead of the narrative.

Edit: fixed link.

[–] bsname 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yup, this is exactly what the BBC does. All articles about mundane bullshit have comments enabled and they're turned off anything slightly controversial that actually warrants discussion.

[–] mattsixteen24 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Even if they have comments, they censor you.

[–] Boris 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What's worse? Moderated or no comments?

[–] no-hurry-no-pause 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Moderated is worse.

Outright turning off comments makes it obvius that theyre hiding something.

Censorship and moderation maintain the pretense of free speech, while at the same time making it appear as if the public predominantly support the official narrative, they create a fake consensus, which discourages people from publicly questioning it in fear of being ostracized.

The fear of being ostracized from the hive is much greater than being silenced by the officials in power. Thats why nowadays they employ "consensus cracking" tactics along with good old total censorship.

[–] L0rdEkk0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Not much of a difference.

[–] mattsixteen24 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Moderated for sure. Much worse, because it gives the impression that everyone thinks a certain way. People tend to go with the crowd. Comments can change opinions, just like user reviews.

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