My colleague Jacqui White in our Interactive Solutions unit pointed out that the BBC moderation of the story on the Virginia shootings had still to process nearly 9,000 comments. As you can see from the box on the right of this story, 2,568 comments have been moderated and published and 212 rejected. The BBC is surely right on this kind of story to moderate (one can only begin to imagine the contents of some of those rejected comments) but with the massive interest and the need many people feel to express sympathy in this way it also presents them with a real people bandwidth challenge.

[tags] BBC, Moderation [/tags]