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Twitter and White Supremacy, A Love Story | Dame Magazine

Saturday 16/11/2019 07:58:24 / Latest Version

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Social media is a haven for hate groups, who use the instantaneous medium to organize and troll. So why do the platforms continue to protect them and not…

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Erynn Schwellinger
Saturday 16/11/2019 15:04:41

I have high Hope's for this medium

Dan Forbes
Saturday 16/11/2019 11:58:28

Between twitter and Facebook I feel complicit and dirty

Poonam Srivastava
Saturday 16/11/2019 11:23:54

I think Coenraad Loubser has said what needs to be said.
If we are here for a cleaner experience in social media, we must be ready to give up JUNK media.
For healthy communication depends not on titillation but on substance and tone.

Coenraad Loubser
Saturday 16/11/2019 08:16:13

I think school grammar has failed us. There are some classes of words and sentences we haven't been taught... some words lean towards rhetoric and emotional manipulation.... some toward rational discussion.

Coenraad Loubser
Saturday 16/11/2019 08:14:06

No really, what a BS sensationalist headline. I bet I can construct a list of words that are landmines and that should never be used... eg. "Love story" and "supremacy" and "white" and "black". Is it even possible to construct meaningful paragraphs containing those words?

Coenraad Loubser
Saturday 16/11/2019 08:10:56

Why is this in my feed? How do I filter out obvious nonsense? (I mean, just the summary reeks of coercion, and misinformation, and poor common sense - I would rather have people organize in public, transparently, than behind closed doors where I can't see them. Twitter is unbiased, it's a medium. You can't force a medium to make people change their message, the responsibility for that lies elsewhere... and you can't force people to do things, period. You have to walk a mile with them, and rub off on them. It's the only way.) ... Or am I wrong for not clicking through and getting sucked into the storm that the writer is ...... contributing to? Or trying to escape from?