High profile person says something offensive on social media (some kids might die), gets angry reaction. They ignore legitimate criticism of offensive ideas and write op ed about social media bullying. Rinse, repeat. No one condones sexist abuse. All criticism is delegitimised.
I have NEVER bullied Leigh Sales or abused her personally. I have never directed misogynistic abuse at her. I have criticised her ideas and have engaged in a debate about the legitimacy of her views on health restrictions. But apparently this all gets written off as ‘trolling’.
So what we end up with is people on here being told they’re just trolls - as bad as the nasty nameless accounts who attack everyone on here (block them!), and the high profile person uses their media power to make themselves above ALL criticism, lest you be smeared as a troll.
There are absolutely people on here who don’t know how to make a point with personal attack (trust me I KNOW), and that’s a problem. But every single time a high profile account is ratioed, they make themselves victim and NEVER engage in legitimate criticism. No self reflection.
This platform is a place where people debate, discuss, critique and can share their views, and everyone has a right to critique those views, particularly during a pandemic when lives are at risk. If high profile media types don’t like the audience talking back, don’t be here.
I’ll finish with this. Is there EVER a scenario where blue ticks defend non-blue ticks on here when we are the ones pointing copping the abuse? I’ve never seen it happen. They only defend each other. It’s blatantly obvious they think all ‘normal’ tweeps are insignificant fools.

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