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On Twitter's toxicity

Last month, I deleted my Twitter app from my phone, only keeping up with a carefully curated list of #Twitter contacts through #Friendica's Twitter bridge. I took this step because looking at Twitter made me invariably moody when not outright angry. And I blamed Twitter's engineered toxicity. It was credible from a company more interested in suspending accounts for swearing at verified accounts than banning white supremacist, more interested in making headlines than ban dangerous lunatic Donald Trump from using their services.

For a while, this trick seemed to work. Twitter goes to great length showing users heaps of unwarranted content: sponsored posts, tweets your contacts liked, even all the replies to a single tweets, which can range from somewhat funny to downright awful on touc... show more
It is not necessary for you to let people know they are wrong. Let them go; you cannot change their minds anyway.

This is true, but even without getting into vain fights, I'm still hurting. And stabs are coming from everywhere.

That's really hard. I've had to leave a lot of "social" media in order to take care of myself. The downsides were just too much for me, and focusing on taking good care of myself was much healthier for me and those around me.

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