Turn off comments during Covid-19 Crisis to stop the spread of dangerous misinformation
There is a lot of dangerous misinformation being spread through the comments about Covid. Much of it contradicts WHO, Mayo Clinic, USSG's Office, etc. Just shut off the comments, at least under health related news items.
Andrew Faull commented
News is never supposed to be about Censorship. Write the story anyway and get an expert's opinion if you are concerned about the story. That is what keeps it from spreading through the back web.
If nothing is said about an idea, and it is spread about on the back web, it becomes something "the man doesn't want us to know about!". It is better to tell them about it and discredit the idea than ignore it.
“Once exposed, a secret loses all its power.”
― Ann Aguirre, Grimspace
rina debono commented
Nikita Gupta commented
This article encouraging "guests" is very inappropriate and dangerous during covid-19 pandemic.
Your Illinois COVID-19 numbers are woefully inaccurate. It says 2 deaths? Try 47. The most accurate source for official info is the IDPH. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus