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Norway ‘anti-troll’ site makes you read before commenting

OSLO: Victims of online "trolling", rejoice. A Norwegian site may have found the key to muzzling malicious commenters on the internet: requiring people to read an article before discussing it. As an experiment, NRKbeta, a media and technology subsidiary of public broadcaster NRK, has since mid-February required viewers to correctly answer three questions about articles before being able to comment on them. "Generally, we see that many read only the headline and a few lines before rushing into the comments section to…