From phys.org: Norway ‘anti-troll’ site makes you read before commenting.
A Norwegian site may have found the key to muzzling malicious commenters on the internet: requiring people to read an article before discussing it.
As an experiment, NRKbeta, a media and technology subsidiary of public broadcaster NRK, has since mid-February required viewers to correctly answer three questions about articles before being able to comment on them. [continue]
That’s an interesting approach. Do you think it will work?
Meanwhile, Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC, has this absurd comment policy:
To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada’s online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.
How crazy is that? It would take zero effort for me to post a comment under your name, or some fictitious name. And what evidence is there, anyway, that a ‘real name required’ comment policy does any good? Grr.
But back to the Norwegian site. It’s at https://nrkbeta.no, so take a look at it if you like. But of course it’s all in Norwegian.