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City of Greater Sudbury turns off Facebook comments ‘to curb the spread of misinformation and harassment’

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The City of Greater Sudbury will continue to post pertinent information onto their Facebook page, but that they’re no longer allowing comments and ask residents to submit their feedback through other means

Citing “threats, bullying, harassment and inappropriate comments aimed at staff, community members and other users,” the City of Greater Sudbury has closed Facebook comments. 

“I would describe the language as inappropriate for a public discussion,” CAO Ed Archer told Sudbury.com. “I would respectfully suggest to the people making the comments that they would probably be better served getting some counselling rather than using their time making such comments on our Facebook page.”

The city’s communications staff have been monitoring comments in rotation, “because after a period of time it’s more than a little much,” Archer said. “It’s overwhelming in some cases.”

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