News Comments: What Happens When They’re Gone or When Newsrooms Switch Platforms


In a first-of-its-kind study, the Center for Media Engagement put comment sections to the test. In partnership with 24 Gannett-owned newsrooms and Coral by Vox Media, we assigned newsrooms to: 

  • Turn off their comments,
  • Continue using the Facebook commenting system on their site,
  • Switch to Coral’s commenting system, which requires registration, or
  • Switch to Coral’s commenting system and only allow subscribers to comment.

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