Yahoo has replaced the comments section under its articles with a survey. Now, there’s a message that reads: “Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting. In the meantime, we welcome your feedback to help us enhance the experience.”

Many readers who frequently comment on Yahoo News articles are quite upset. Some feel as though they’re being censored and that Yahoo has made a huge mistake. “Yahoo News nuked all of their comment sections! Guess they were tired of people pushing back against their narratives,” one person wrote. “Yahoo just block[ed] their comment section as well. When you read thru them it was 90% conservative veiws [sic]. Guess they can’t allow that type of ‘free speech,'” said another. Others were thrilled to see Yahoo finally do away with a comment section that often contained messages of hate and vitriol. “Kudos to Yahoo for finally doing something about the comment threads on their articles,” one person wrote. “I support the removal of comments. Share articles as is and people can share/comment on their preferred platform,” another said.

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