This question Should I answer this question about diversity? got both positive ("Use the opportunity") as negative answers ("Leave it blank").
Now comments sections have been replaced with
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
This indicates clearly that the comment section is not for (extended) discussion irrespective of reasons, no matter if they are good or bad. This is something we could all live with.
But if take a closer look, there is something strange.
+22 accepted by xyz123: 13 comments starting with Dec 12th.
+14 by Anna SdTC: 17 (!) comments starting with Dec 12th.
+104 by kingledion: Comments section moved to chat, started with Dec 12th
+8 by Nat: Comment section moved to chat, started with Dec 12th.
Elizabeth Henning has also a positive answer with +33 which have been moved to chat, but she was also criticized in the comments.
Every (!) answer so far who was negative or where the comments showed strong criticism over the diversity engagement had its comment section removed while positive comment sections were unscathed. None of the comment sections has any difference in starting time etc. which would explain this behavior.
Again: The given reason for removing a comment section is that is not for (extended) discussion irrespective of reasons, no matter if they are good or bad.
So if there are comment sections which are comparable in length, I suggest that we are treating them equally. The presented behavior really looks like that a moderator could abuse his power to foster opinions (s)he likes and suppress opinions (s)he dislikes by treating comment sections differently.