Why some people choose to take on their Twitter trolls

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For many groups, among them women, people of colour and the LGBTQ community, Twitter can be an endless sink of emotional energy.

 

In just one week, the Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones signed off after being subject to a deluge of abuse, and the platform’s hand was forced when it came to Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative pundit and the pied piper of a thousand egg profiles, who was finally banned.

 
 

Twitter has an abuse problem – one that has been documented over, and over, and over again. For years now, having an opinion on social media is to be forced to decide how much time and emotional space to give others. Read more…

 

More about Trolling, Mariam Veiszadeh, Julian Burnside, Tara Moss, and Twitter

 

 

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