Wednesday, October 26, 2005

To moderate or not moderate online debates

[Keyword: ]. ...That is the question, or at least in Norway, where the Norwegian Code of Press Ethics is being revised, according to Poynter:
"The committee proposing a new Code claims that it's the duty of an editor to read through and accept or reject every post in a forum. Clearly this is a hard line to follow, and a representative of Norway's largest website, VG Nett, said earlier this year that this would keep about 20 people working full time, in addition to slowing down the debate and thereby destroying the dynamics that are so crucial to Web chats and debate forums."

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