I can’t see everything my followers do bc filtering settings (that everyone should have access to but, Twitter) & I’ve muted some ppl. But AFAIK my followers are mostly thoughtful truth-seeking people & I’m honestly proud of that. I absolutely judge ppl by their followership.
If your followers tend to “go after” people en masse with harassment, threats, or name-calling I think you’re helping actively make the internet a worse place. If there is a such thing as cancel culture it must include people censoring themselves for fear of internet mobs.
If your replies are constantly full of misogyny, racism, anti-semitism, conspiracy theories, misinformation, or other forms of internet pollution you should absolutely take personal responsibility for creating a welcoming home for that.
I’m constantly seeing accounts that dance around bigotry but then their followers say the quiet part out loud and I just think... fucking say it. Say it out loud and defend it OR repudiate it. But don’t be a fucking coward and try to spread hate with plausible deniability.

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