19 Mar 2019

Hate in the comments section

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 19 March 2019

"Don't read the comments" that's an oft-used phrase when it comes to controversial issues on news sites. 

Racist views, inaccurate claims, and hate speech can flourish in these spaces where the public are encouraged to share their thoughts. 

In the wake of the attack on Christchurch, Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw a research associate at the Public Policy Institute, says now is the time to address the problem of letting people have free-rein on comment sections. 

Man typing on a computer.

Man typing on a computer. Photo: 123rf.com

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