It was one of the best things I did recently! I decided to unfollow all media related accounts. The reason to do this: everyone seems angry these days.
Yes, you can define this behaviour as turning a blind eye. Not realising what is going on. You have to take into consideration that I have installed some apps to follow these media organisations on my phone. I just don’t want to see or read those comments on the socials.
Oh it’s so tempting to cross over that border on social media. This border will define a reaction or comment as mean or offensive. When I read some reactions and comments on social media, I start to wonder if the country I live in has turned into a safe haven for right wing groups and protesters. It doesn’t really matter what the subject is: climate, MH17, politicians…
When it comes to social media, it seems that everyone is angry. They are supporters of freedom of speech. However, this is more of a one way support. When you don’t agree, there is no option to use freedom of speech anymore.
The other problem: freedom of speech resembles insulting and foul mouthing. At least, that is how some people see this. Even if you don’t agree with something, is there always a need to use the words, the insults, the accusations? Is it really necessary?
We live in a world where many people are very angry (or upset0. It leads to situations where people willingly cross the borders of what’s done and what’s not done. That was the reason to do this. And guess what: It’s great.