What happens after a news site gets rid of comments: Out of 7 sites, all but one says they won’t be going back

Justin Ellis spoke with seven news outlets who got rid of the comment section, including Re/code and USA Today’s FTW, and all but one say they won’t be bringing comments back. Reuters says comments were a small fraction of its engagement with its readers, and its comments weren’t reflective of the diversity of its readers. As for the one site who will consider using comments in the future, The Verge says it’s selectively using comments on stories and plans to re-introduce them across the site in the future.