Monday, November 30, 2015

CBC suspends comments on indigenous stories

The Globe and Mail's Simon Houpt writes:
"The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is temporarily suspending comments on its online stories about indigenous people, after its editors determined that too many comments were being posted that it deemed 'off the mark' or 'racist.'
In an online note to readers, the CBC’s acting director of digital news said that comments on those stories will be barred until editors can review moderation procedures.
“'While there are a number of subjects and groups of people who seem to bring out higher-than-average numbers of worrisome comments, we find ourselves with a unique situation when it comes to indigenous-related stories,'” wrote Brodie Fenlon.

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