Re “Social media and America’s unhinged” (Query of the Week, Oct. 30):
I consider that social media has modified political dialog. Simply have a look at the president who tweets absurd issues on a regular basis. Something goes on social media, whether or not it’s rants or political arguments and even threats.
And everybody has a voice on social media. The issue is that there are such a lot of completely different individuals on social media who say various things that it may be onerous to maintain monitor of everybody’s feedback.
I do assume that individuals ought to report any suspicious conduct they see on social media. Legislation enforcement ought to pay nearer consideration to threats or ominous conduct as a result of many incidences which have occurred have had some warning indicators on social media.
— Katherine Jaimes, Montclair
Social media stirs up hate
With horrible tragedies just like the synagogue capturing being tied to social media, it’s onerous to argue towards social media’s affect on politics. We as a nation hoped that social media may alleviate issues like this, however as an alternative it’s performed the other.
It’s evident that many hate crimes towards a sure race, faith or perception are perpetrated by somebody who had expressed their emotions of hate via social media. In a means, social platforms fire up hate and that may all the time be inevitable for so long as these platforms exist.
Hateful and damaging individuals will all the time exist and we are able to’t eliminate them. Social media has develop into part of fashionable life, thus making it onerous to eliminate. Our greatest possibility is to extend legislation enforcement in order that tragedies may be prevented as a lot as attainable.
There comes a time when our freedom of speech is a line we must always barely cross.
— Ulisses Rizo, Montclair
President Trump calls the thwarted bomb assaults “abhorrent” and Democrats name his phrases “hole.” How can anybody assume that somebody would say the rest?
Bodily hurt performed to a different individual is all the time abhorrent until the scenario requires saving one’s life.
The potential of maiming or killing just isn’t taken evenly by the president and Democrats ought to assume their remarks via earlier than making such a ridiculous conclusion.
— M.E. Munson, San Bernardino