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12: Social media...

2019-09-12 11:32

Tags: fatigue depression politics

...the perfect place to get jumped for "walking a thin line" simply for asking better agency in what political content I have to read.

I used to think Fedi was the right way to do social media, with people using content warning tags to allow people to opt-out of content they can't handle at a given time. But when I can be metaphorically tarred and feathered by a third party for trying -- poorly I admit -- to ask for a content warning on the original poster's material, it's obvious that isn't the case.

I'm not weak for not being able to hear about this stuff all day, every day. No one is.

If you think people should be forced to align their political beliefs with yours at point of ridicule, then perhaps it's time to consider exactly how you're different from the people you don't like on Facebook doing the exact same thing.

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