We set the bar high when it comes to online dialogue because it is our goal to create an environment for civil and productive community conversation.
In early 2015, we made the change to Facebook comments in response to long-term users who were dissatisfied with the level of discourse and limited hours our comments were providing.
We believe the added layer of verification that Facebook provides will make our comment pool more civil and useful to you.
Our longer explanation of the move is available at wral.com/14421380/
If you read a comment that you believe is abusive, you can still report it to us and we'll review it.