Media Influence

Karstein Volle - ProcrastinatebookIllustration: © Karstein Volle

One aspect of social media is that it lowers the bar to let it all hang out.

It feels like the collective Id is completely out in the open and the decorum that we used to keep in public forums has been left by the wayside.

To utter hateful opinions has become part of the discourse and it feels like the current narrative makes it harder to react against it. To protest against bigotry has been packaged as censorship and the newfound freedom to broadcast whatever trumps freedom from harassment.