Jezebel Has a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It
Jared Sperli stashed this in internet
a catch 22? does a web news site need comments?
It doesn't. If it does want comments it should have good moderator tools to ban spammers and trolls.
For months, an individual or individuals has been using anonymous, untraceable burner accounts to post gifs of violent pornography in the discussion section of stories on Jezebel. The images arrive in a barrage, and the only way to get rid of them from the website is if a staffer individually dismisses the comments and manually bans the commenter. But because IP addresses aren't recorded on burner accounts, literally nothing is stopping this individual or individuals from immediately signing up for another, and posting another wave of violent images.