Keep your websites off of the Disqus comments platform


    Here at RedState, I always try to be mindful of who we’re trying to speak to here. I always assume I’m writing so that citizen activists can be informed on what issues are out there, how they relate to our core values, why they matter, and how to navigate the political world to achieve those policy aims.

    But sometimes I come here to write about the nuts and bolts of online activism. Today is one of those times. My message this afternoon is simple: If you care about what’s on your website, at all, then do not put the Disqus comments system on your site. You will lose control of what’s there.

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