Disqus to fight toxic online comments

Disqus is improving its product offering and is enforcing its policies to fight hateful and toxic content online.

Disqus is used by a large number of online publishers for their comment sections, and toxic language, harassment, and hate is often prevalent.

“With such a large network of publishers and commenters, having a policy against hateful, toxic content is critical,” said Disqus.

The company has built a Terms of Service Violations Submissions form to help address comments which violate its policies.

Disqus is also introducing new features to help publishers moderate discussions:

  • More powerful moderation features – Shadow banning and Timeouts.
  • Toxic content detection through machine learning – This will help publishers to identify hate speech and toxic content.
  • Commenting policy recommendations – This will help publishers with their custom commenting and community guidelines by making them more visible to readers.

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