In our new series called, ‘I need advice’, we bring you pertinent questions that real-life people have asked in publications around the world. These are hard-hitting issues faced by men and women today. The questions could range from family, relationships and work, to abuse and sex.
Here is today’s question:
One cannot have an opinion in this country any more.
I am no social media influencer, but once in a while, when some topic interests me or excites me or angers me, I like to share my thoughts on social media.
But it seems to me like no matter what I share or express, there are trolls just waiting to pounce on me and fill my timeline with hate speech. I have been verbally bashed, even to the point of bring warned of death.
How do you deal with hatred directed at you on the internet?
For some time, I thought I could deal with it, I ignored it. I sometimes gave it back to the trolls. But the constant barrage of hate speech is affecting my personal life now.
Why can’t I express my honest opinion anymore? Is this what our country is turning out to be — a bully for those who speak their mind?
This cruelty/threats/bullying online is only getting worse day by day? What to do?
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