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Oregonian newspaper to end comments section on website

The newspaper said uncivil conversations online take too many resources to moderate.
Credit: Don Ryan, AP
The Oregonian newspaper building is shown here in Portland, Ore., Thursday, June 20, 2013.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregonian newspaper has announced it will end online comments on its website in the new year.

In a post on its website on Sunday, the Oregonian/Oregon Live said it was following the footsteps of many other news organizations in the past decade that have done away with the feature.

The comments will be eliminated starting at 6 a.m. on January 2.

Oregon's largest news operation said the vast majority of its readers do not write in or read the comments section. The Oregonian also said uncivil conversations online take too many resources to moderate.