The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension
March 11, 2013
At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. The uncivil discourse that unfolds in comments sections can be poisonous. A study in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication suggests that rude comments on news stories can change the way we understand reporting.
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