The Guardian is changing how it handles comments and asking its readers for feedback

Recognizing that the internet has a problem with harassment and abuse in comment sections, The Guardian is changing how it handles comments. Executive editor Mary Hamilton says the Guardian will implement new procedures to protect staff from abuse, changing the process for new commenters to make them better aware of community guidelines, reviewing its community standards, and changing the structure of its moderation team. But as the Guardian makes these changes, it’s asking its readers for feedback, asking readers what they would like to see the Guardian’s comment section become and what they want to change or stay the same.