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Old 30.01.2019, 14:30
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I'm not so sure. People can just be over sensitive or try to use extreme language for no real reason. A recent example on here was where I pointed out that the media could take the initiative to tone down the hate, and fact-free narrative they are churning out to garner clicks and shares. Loz took this to mean that I was advocating an authoritarian, book-burning dystopia.

I think the way things are these days, it appears it's now acceptable to sort of "hystericalise", for want of a better word, someone else's point to make your own point more valid-sounding.
It was half-meant as tongue in cheek, exactly because of the that hystericalising. But it really seems to me that discussions online have become much more heated in recent years, and that willingness to accept different viewpoints has largely vanished. The tone on here is very mild in comparison.
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