Online Comments: Freedom of Speech or the Bane of the Internet?

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Internet websites are grappling with an issue as old as the freedom of speech. It's all about online comments — when they're offensive, off the point or so ignorant it distorts the value of carefully researched science.  Should they be allowed anyway, or censored? Should websites deny anonymity, or should they ban online comments altogether?  Also, the Senate advances a short-term spending bill to uncertain fate, and after thousands of hours with hundreds of movie stars, a celebrity interviewer comes clean: he has no idea what they're really like.

Banner image: Stuart Pilbrow