New Herald comment policy

 

Re the Feb. 10 article, Why The Herald is changing its commenting policy: We commend The Herald for its new policy requiring readers to take accountability for the comments they post. It unmasks bigots who have used the online platform to spew hateful opinions anonymously.

While the obvious benefits of the powerful influence of the Internet are countless it has a dark side hijacked by hateful ideologies protected under the freedom of speech.

In our 100th year fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate, the Anti-Defamation League remains committed to recognizing that people have the right to be bigots, and we have the right to expose them.

Hopefully other online entities will emulate the model set forth by The Herald and other newspapers of promoting transparency and culpability for all views expressed.

Yael Hershfield, Florida interim director, Anti-Defamation League, Boca Raton

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