Submitted 2 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org to Fediverse@narwhal.city
The answer to online hate speech is to do nothing!
Hate exists. Closing your eyes to it doesn't make it go away. The more we give hate power, then the more power it has.
These people are giving hate more and more power. It's absurd and stupid.
The way to end hate isn't more hate like the left would like to pretend, it's with tolerance. Instead of giving them power by treating their words like they're true and need to be silenced, show them that there's a better way to live.
You can't keep ugly ideas hidden forever. Letting them stay in the light and having a better answer is the only solution.