Engage with people who are different from you when you can — Don’t delete the friends on Facebook that disagree with you. You will not ‘pollute’ your worldview by talking to them and trying to understand their perspective.
How We Broke Democracy (But Not in the Way You Think)
Tobias Rose-Stockwell
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This sounds like good advice, but what if they are engaging in hate speech, calling those who disagree with them “crybabies” or saying things that are obviously counter to the facts — and by facts I mean real facts that can be proven by behaviors, records, and documentation? I am leaving a few of these people up on my feed, but don’t really know how to engage with them when they are using a flamethrower to communicate. My powers of diplomacy in that situation are limited.