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It's Just The Internet...

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    I love his point about how we've spent thousands of years shaping social norms around the concepts of basic dignity and respect, only to have our online culture unravel them in a couple of...

    I love his point about how we've spent thousands of years shaping social norms around the concepts of basic dignity and respect, only to have our online culture unravel them in a couple of decades. We see this mirrored in our political discourse. The internet also tends to bleed into "real life" in the form of the many protests and movements sparked through social media. Claiming "it's just the internet," i.e. "it's just a prank, bro!," is a cop-out for antisocial behavior by people who consider themselves good in "real life." Which doesn't actually make sense because the majority of our communication is online these days.

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