You can’t police the internet. Tweeting and Facebook all that bollocks leaves you open to reaction from the world. The way I see it is if you go in there people will offend you so if you don’t like it then don’t go on there.
You can police it though, and it is. Look for The Cleaners on BBC Iplayer’s Storyville. Absolute f**king madness, makes the shut down of the old forum farcical.
You can but whether you should is another matter.
These people feel that people shutting down their opinion is a validation of what we’ve got to say. That’s closing down the debate and allowing them to think that their opinions are tight and on. I think labelling things as any variety of ‘ism’ or ‘ist’ without any qualification of why that is a problem is just as harmful.
We need to engage with people and show them why their thoughts and actions are wrong and make them feel like the muppet they are. That’s the only way to combat this. And decent education from the start.
And more to the original point getting them off social media but not fixing the problem at source is only masking the problem
I’d love it if most of them came off altogether and then followed by other celebs! Id love social media to take a battering as it’s the biggest waste of human time ever invented!
For me, it’s only ever useful to be in touch with old friends that are abroad but also it’s great when you have much time in hospital but it’s become a cesspit of hate, where people who normally wouldn’t give abuse, they now can & do and, sadly, they do not do any research but just outright believe what they have read. I am positive that many use it to their own agenda and links have been made, to wealthy people, to promote their own agendas. It’s Pandora’s box. I don’t think there will be any such thing as a true vote or election now and it drives me nuts, seeing the many political posts. It has, very literally torn us apart yet it was supposed to bring us closer. There are a couple of live investigations going on now but it won’t stop now so best get used to it and stay clear of those that only use it to spew their bile & vitriol. On another subject, where is Jon the Stripe ?