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February 10, 2014

Taming social media's nastier side


Policing comments is a lot of work. But it’s not impossible. More and more media across the nation, this newspaper included, have put significant restrictions on who can post and what they can say. It’s an effort to allow people to speak their mind, but absent the mean-spiritedness, slander and recklessness of anonymous comments.

We hope Portnoy takes another look at this issue and recognizes he can make a change for the positive, perhaps even be a role model. If he does that, it is the best heartfelt apology he could offer to the Mitchells.

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