Business Insider is the latest site to remove the comment sections from its articles.
In a statement to Talking Biz News, BI spokesman Mario Ruiz said the move was a long time coming:
Over time the value of our comments section has diminished, with a small but outspoken group increasingly resorting to name-calling and worse. Meanwhile the emergence of social media provides a place for conversations about our stories, and we feel comfortable that readers are able to share their thoughts on social platforms. We will be evaluating a number of commenting alternatives but have no timetable for a new approach.