Startups for News 2016

Our Interview with Civil

Civil Content

Civil Comments lets site owners host civil, valuable comments at any scale.


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What problem are you solving?

Traditional comment moderation is prohibitively expensive at high volumes.

Describe your solution to the problem above.

Civil uses a combination of crowdsourced pre-moderation and clever abuse-prevention algorithms to keep comment sections troll-free without expensive full-time moderation.


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List three reasons why you are better than your competitors.

Other comment platforms focus on posting more comments faster. We are the only platform focused on improving the quality of the comments.

How does your company make money? 

Civil Comments is available to purchase for a monthly subscription fee.


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What are your next steps? Future developments or features to be added to your product?

Future developments include products for small blogs and independent sites and enhanced engagement tools.


Wired. Want to save the comments from trolls? Do it yourself.

Nieman Lab. By crowdsourcing moderation duties, the startup Civil is working to improve comments for news orgs.

The Guardian. Play nice! How the internet is trying to design our toxic behavior.