Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/09/15/confused-section-230-so-donald-trump
For those of you who remember SNL’s parody sketch of the Point-Counterpoint Show, perhaps Twitter et al. could just add a “Don you ignorant slut” button for fact-checking purposes.
The internet is already a free-for-all of disinformation even without trump’s help. The anonymity of it’s users creates the perfect environment for this to happen. I often think that as a society maybe we are worse off because of it for this very reason.
The anonymity factor seems to encourage people’s worst behavior.