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Horizons Will a new comments policy help clean up YouTube?

YouTube has instituted a new comments policy. The problem? It's optional. 

By Matthew Shaer / July 24, 2012


The comments section of the average newspaper or magazine website: A noisy, lawless place. The comments section under the average YouTube video: completely terrifying, totally ungrammatical, full of errant exclamation marks. Last month, in an effort to bring some order to its comments section, YouTube, which is owned by Google, announced it would encourage users to log-in with their real name and photograph.