The guiding principle for social media’s design shouldn’t be the pretext under which we absolve ourselves the responsibility of whatever happens on it. I’d say it’s all-the-more reason to resist the urge of following through with whatever sick version of online conversations Jack Dorsey had in mind. You may see this as an inevitable outcome of how the internet is constructed, but I see this as an indictment of the Left’s constant yapping about tolerance and coexistence when the slightest gaffe of a notable figure is quick to send them into complete disarray.

Also, your characterization of Gamergate is superficial at best, and it’s one of the reasons people kept giving themselves an out whenever a moment for self-reflection should’ve set in.

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Internet culture scribe with an interest in the digital economy, content creators, media and politics.