Before September, the commentary section was a free-for-all jungle of anonymous, rude, profane and generally unenlightening remarks. While such inflammatory comments could be entertaining at times, they turned off readers and started to affect the reputation of the Kyiv Post for the worse.
The Kyiv Post is responsible for moderating the comments that are posted on its website and could, in extreme situations, be sued for libelous remarks that are left on the website. Given that our entire editorial staff consists of 17 people, we simply don’t have the resources to monitor the comments properly.
So we had to take action.