Business Insider drops comments from articles
Business Insider has joined other websites in dropping the comments function at the end of its articles.
Mario Ruiz, a spokesman for the business news website, told Talking Biz News:
Over time the value of our comments section has diminished, with a small but outspoken group increasingly resorting to name-calling and worse. Meanwhile the emergence of social media provides a place for conversations about our stories, and we feel comfortable that readers are able to share their thoughts on social platforms. We will be evaluating a number of commenting alternatives but have no timetable for a new approach.
Other business and financial news sites that have dropped comments in the past year include Recode and Reuters.