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‘Think Good’: Time to transform the online discourse in Israel

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Tell me, what has happened to us?

How did the discourse between us become so violent, so extreme and unrestrained? How did social media become a place where nothing seems to be off-limits, where people feel free to badmouth others, humiliate them, denigrate them, and treat rivals or simply people with different opinions as enemies?

It is hard to deny that social media networks have brought a lot of good to the world. They often allow for a plurality of opinions and the creation of terrific communities that provide help and support and sometimes even save lives.

But today, there is also no doubt that the boundaries are too blurred and that these wonderful platforms are also used for harassment, bullying, and violence.........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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