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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago  (edited ago)

They disabled comments on the crime stories first, because a lot of readers and commenters were beginning to discuss race realism. After a while, many mainstream media outlets got rid of comments altogether. A while back, I emailed a reporter and told her that I 'improved her article by posting it on voat for uncensored discussion' and she freaked out and sent me some very angry emails. They really want to control what everyone thinks.

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[–] vacvape 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I 'improved her article by posting it on voat for uncensored discussion'

Hilarious. Did your life get all weird after that?

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

No response... its hopefully just for drama points... o.O

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

I'd really like to see those emails.

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[–] Alois_sticklgruber 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

When no one is allowed a voice, you know you're in rhe wrong spot for news.

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[–] BigFatDaddy 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

Can't have the plebs actually discuss the propaganda they're fed. They might accidentally have an original thought! Oy vey!

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

You got that right. Most news is fake news anyway anymore.

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[–] BigFatDaddy 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Been this way for long as I can remember.

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[–] Don_Karnage 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Or they disable the comments after they realize its not going their way

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

If the comment section is "heavily moderated", you guessed it!

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[–] Rummel [S] 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

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

The above comment was deleted to insure full free speech.

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

I lol'd

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

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

This feature has not yet been implemented.

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

Right before the election, I went after ABC for false polls and got kicked out of Facebook for a couple of days. Later, it was proven!

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

There used to be a Windows application you could run that would detect with a browser plugin what website you were on and put you in a chat room with other people who were running that application and visiting that website. Not technically difficult to do, but the presentation was great -- the rooms felt to the user like an extension of the website they were on even through all the chat rooms were coming from the same company that had nothing to do with any of the visited websites.

Similarly, while it'd never get the critical mass of users necessary to take off, it would be pretty interesting to have a comment system like Disqus that is available on any page by clicking a button in the web browser. Wouldn't want the system to be aware of every single site you visit, but when you click the button it'd send the current URL to a server hosting the comment system and get back any current comments and a comment submission form and build them into the page on-the-fly with Javascript (well, maybe just load a new tab with the comment area.)

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

You my friend are onto something. And those concerned with privacy? Fuck it, nothing we do is without a trail. I think an app like that could create some interesting discussions.

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[–] VulgarChristian 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Agree, had a hockey site I love do the same thing. Folks in the comments section called the staff out and they shut down the comments section. That was over a year ago and as far as I know still down today. I despise disingenuous folk almost more then terrorists.

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

It's so that readers can't discuss the actual truth at hand. I'm also pretty sure that companies also do get tired of policing comment threads for spam and the like, but a well-run comment system will allow users to actually report spam and have those comments automatically suppressed, like what Voat has.

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