So Popular Science decided to shut down all comments, yet other sites like YouTube are taking a different approach, prioritizing more relevant comments over others. . . we’ve said that comments are not always so useful, or at least they often seem to reflect the views of a vocal minority rather than being necessarily representative of the general readership or population.
But is it a good idea to shut down the conversation altogether? What do you think of Popular Science’s approach to stemming the tide of trolling and misinformation?