love when people post the most outrageous conspiracy theories with careful caveats like “i don’t know if this is true, but” or “i’m just asking questions” to avoid taking any responsibility for spreading baseless paranoia
calmness, confidence, or aggression are never sole predictors of a rational argument. they’re aesthetics. some people are naturally soft spoken, others are more loud. how someone performs in a conversation can do more to distract than clarify what points are actually valid
Internet sleuthing can be a force for good, trust me, I do it professionally. However, there's a HUGE difference between posting every little detail—without being able to verify—and working on an investigation, a short thread 🧵
Twitter is really good for following people who you like for their great opinions on [x issue], then discovering their disappointing opinions on [y issue], disagreeing with them & getting mocked or blocked by them, and now you can't enjoy their work without feeling conflicted.