They do allow comments unlike most of it's competitors.
However from my personal experience they will censor the majority of comments that question the validity of it's content which makes it very untrustworthy.
They seem to (perhaps unwillingly) promote scamsites and will remove comments addressing this issue.
Very poor copy paste journalism mainly from reddit or facebook.
Does not cite sources and lately seems to be a repost wall of reddit.com at times. National news is a mirror of the biggest flemish commercial broadcaster. Most articles seems to written by a drunk journalist who has his/her spelling corrector turned off while translating content from other sources. User comments may be inappropriate. Conclusion: A website that pays itself through adds while serving non-original content made by other sources if it already is able to do so without lots of spelling mistakes.
Spijtig dat, wanneer je commentaar geeft op de berichtgeving, titel of interpretatie, de redactie uw reactie NIET publiceert. HLN moet toch kunnen aanvaarden dat lezers ook iets kwijt kunnen over hoe een bepaald item naar voor wordt gebracht.