Back in the innocent youthful days of my 40’s I became infatuated with the idea of social media as a virtual public forum where everybody could have their own soapbox and anyone could debate anyone. A place for pure debate, where logic and reason reigned supreme.
Boy, was I wrong. Like all utopias, it did not survive contact with human nature. Eventually, I came to the realization that nobody has ever won an argument on the internet. Lies never die on the internet. You can track down a lie, corner it, and beat it into submission. But after tattooing “DEBUNKED” on the lie’s forehead and leaving it for dead you turn around and there it is again, completely unharmed.
Social media is evil. Social media is a portal into hell. Facebook’s sign-in page should have a banner that says “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”