Should Comments be Allowed?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many news companies have reconsidered the ability for Readers to leave anonymous comments on news articles, as it often degenerates into "bar-room brawl" responses, and at it's worst, libel/slanderous and hateful attacks. On the other hand it provides an opportunity for discussion and instills a sense of community around topics and locations.

According to a report published by the American University School of Communication's graduate journalism program, 75 percent of news sites allow readers to comment on stories, and that number is expected to rise. And while 61 percent of Americans visit . . .

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