- Norwegian broadcaster NRK's website has a tech section, NRKbeta
- To comment on NRKbeta's articles, users have to pass a short quiz
- The idea behind it is to reduce Internet trolls
Norwegian broadcaster NRK's website has a tech section, NRKbeta, which is trying this experiment. Before a potential commenter can actually use the comments section, they will have to answer three multiple-choice style questions.
Roughly translated, this test asks the readers if they should be terrified of Stalkscan, when Facebook launched graph search and who developed Stalkscan.
The quiz section is, for now, only available for the technology section of NRK. The idea behind it is to ensure that the comments section remains a place for healthy and engaging discussions, and not ranting.
"If you spend 15 seconds on it, those are maybe 15 seconds that take the edge off the rant mode when people are commenting," said NRKbeta editor Marius Arnesen in an interview to Nieman Lab.
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