First it was IOL and then News 24. Now the Daily Maverick has followed suit in shutting down its comments section.
The publication on Tuesday announced its plans to suspend the readers' comments section, which received criticism on social media.
CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Richard Poplak, a journalist at Daily Maverick, about what led to the decision.
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:
For the last 3 years the value of the comments was just going downhill every single day— Richard Poplak, Journalist at Daily Maverick
It always came down to the race question; it became toxic— Richard Poplak, Journalist at Daily Maverick