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Mother Jones has launched a new comment system for our website. As of noon ET today, all new articles will use commenting software named Coral, from Vox Media. With its roots in Mozilla and the open-source community, Coral is designed to be a more ethical, discussion-centered commenting platform, built around best practices of privacy and community design.

Mother Jones is collaborating with the Coral team on this brand-new version of their comment software. This means they’ll be listening to your feedback as they build and refine the platform. The comment thread below is a great place to test the new system, ask questions, and offer suggestions for improvement.

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