The Guardian worldview is on display for all to see:
… in musings of a Guardian comment censor before he moved on. Here’s an example of his unbiased moderation:
‘They are comment-thread poison – men’s rights activists who act as if articles about women’s issues are their gender’s single biggest problem, climate change deniers who will drag any conversation about energy policy into murky pseudo-science, and borderline racists for whom there is no issue that cannot be pinned on immigration (UK) or black people (US). It is often known as “whataboutery” and is a tactic designed to throw a conversation off course.’
The Hacker News view –
Trolling is a word. It means something: “make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.”
I can’t help but wonder why the author attempts to describe anything he doesn’t like, in his moderator role, as trolling. This seems to be a general trend in newspaper people describing their comment sections.
The daughter of the editor of the Guardian, BellaM — Isabella Mackie — has been identified as the poster of a controversial comment on a website she was moderating.
According to the website, CiF Watch — set up specifically to monitor incidents of anti-Israel bias on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site — BellaM intervened in a series of posts that followed an article by the Muslim writer Ed Husain, attacking the columnist Melanie Phillips.