I just read yet another article about how many news sites are completely removing their comment sections, others are requiring Facebook logins to prevent anonymous posting, and others are trying more nuanced approaches to deal with things like trolls and spews of hateful nonsense. I've got some thoughts on the matter that I'll hold on to for now, but I'm curious as to what the people of Iwaku think. Do you actually participate in news comment sections? If so, do you comment or just read what others say and from what you've seen do you think these comment sections really are as bad as they're made out to be? If not, why don't you participate in them and can you think of any changes that could be made that would push you to use comment sections in some way? Should free and unfettered speech reign supreme in news comment sections? Are news comment sections just garbage that should be disposed of with all haste? Something in between? How do you feel about anonymity in commenting? Should anonymity be left alone, or should people be required to attach their identity to their comments? Do you think this is even a big problem? Are the news sites overreacting, or do you think something really should be done to control or remove the nastiness of comment sections? Also, whether or not your country is one that already has laws about this sort of thing in place, do you think news sites should be held legally responsible for the content of comments made on their platform?