Editorial director Joel Johnson tweeted Tuesday that Gawker would disable image uploading on its comment platform until it comes up with a long-term solution.
Quick update: we're disabling all image uploads on comments while we figure out a better long term solution for image trolling. #gawker
— Joel Johnson (@joeljohnson) August 12, 2014
Jezebel staff had posted a statement Monday that said Gawker higher ups failed to address a barrage of violent images and hardcore porn in the site's comments. The statement said there was no way to trace who was leaving the offending images, so staff had to go through and individually delete the posts and ban the commenters, forcing them "to view and interact with violent pornography and gore as part of our jobs."