Interestingly, every bit of coverage of the FBI's Russian election-interference case, from NPR to NBC to Fox News reports that the ongoing Russian effort is to find divisive issues and fan the flames -- not just pushing for (then) Mr. Trump, Sen. Sanders and Ms. Stein in the 2016 election, but anything else they can grab, including the recent school shooting. They are pumping out lots of extremist noise on both side of the issue.
Have an opinion about that atrocity; have an opinion about what should be done in response to it. Express your opinion anywhere that'll let you, if that's what you want
to do. But take a close look at memes you share; take a close look at
tweets and opinion pieces you pass along. Is it from a source you know,
or is it pot-stirring from some clickbait mess? If it cherry-picks
quotes, does it provide a source or link for the full text, audio or video?
Debate is an important and useful part of political discourse.
Saying your piece and standing up for your beliefs is one of the ways we
process horrors like the Parkland mass shooting -- but don't be played
by Mr. Putin's online culture-warriors.
We stick different
bumper stickers on our cars but we all drive together on the same roads
pretty peacefully. That is one of our great strengths as Americans.
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