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Naivety of liberals deploring social media or Internet restrictions is dangerous

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The internet is like a gun. Firearms can protect or attack. The Internet can inform but also incite. With a restrained electronic highway, racism and antisemitism wouldn’t have spiked the past 12 years in the Western world.

The election of President Obama heartened non-Whites everywhere but also enraged White supremacists. The reign of Trump after that, has so emboldened US hate groups that we now see there, neo-Nazis and White supremacists stronger than ever. All via the Internet and social media propaganda — first and foremost coming from the misleader in chief.

The Sages warn us that the tongue is like a sword. It can convey the loftiest ideas but it can also kill. On Yom Kippur, Jews contemplate and try to move away........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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