About PopSci's commenting manifesto

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Popular Science has shut off its website comments, citing research on their dangers as justification. PopSci's Suzanne LaBarre ties uncivil comments to "a politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise [that] has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics." But Marie-Claire Shanahan says the studies weren't that solid. More: CJR, the Atlantic.