Yes, really.

The comments will be disabled on all CBC Facebook pages, including News, Current Affairs and Local and all video posts.

“Although Twitter is also mentioned as often being a “cesspool of hatred” for journalists, at least for now, only comments on Facebook will be temporarily turned off, apparently as a healthcare measure prescribed by the broadcaster, to itself,” writes Didi Rankovic.

A number of years ago, many news outlets began removing forums and comment sections after studies found that many people judged the accuracy and trustworthiness of the article based on reader responses.

In other words, media corporations are so desperate to control the narrative that they don’t want respondents calling them out on bias and misreporting.

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