Graphic porn images prompt Gawker to revamp comments section

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A barrage of "violent pornography" and "gory images of bloody injuries" on feminist blog Jezebel has prompted Gawker Media to change its commenting system.

Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read announced Friday that comments will now require approval before showing up on the sites.

The announcement comes after Gawker site Jezebel publicly called out its parent company for ignoring editors' pleas.

"This practice is profoundly upsetting to our commenters who have the misfortune of starting their day with some excessively violent images, to casual readers who drop by to skim Jezebel with their morning coffee only to see hard core pornography at the bottom of a post about Michelle Obama, and especially to the staff, who are the only ones capable of removing the comments and are thus, by default, now required to view and interact with violent pornography and gore as part of our jobs," Jezebel staff wrote.

"None of us are paid enough to deal with this on a daily basis."

 


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