What happened to the comments section on NPR.org?

On August 23rd, 2016, story-page comments on npr.org were discontinued.

NPR’s Managing Editor for Digital News wrote a blog post laying out the thinking behind the change. NPR Ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen also wrote a column on the subject.

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