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Recently, the case against comments has grown stronger. Alexandra Petri made a particularly strong case in the Washington Post in September, making the point that ‘you do not have to give people who are objectively incorrect equal time’ as the journalist, whilst Huffington Post revealed they spammed three quarters of their comments because of vitriol and …

There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether news sites should have comments. I’m firmly in the pro camp because when done right, I believe comments can add as much to a story as a well-shot video or infographic. But good ones don’t happen by magic. Part of the problem is that we presume …