Crowds––They are double-edged. You also need to know how to protect yourself from any risks from unknown and unwanted sources.
YOUTH RADIO INTERVIEW
Interview by Desmond Meagley
Q.How did you make sense of, and discuss with your supporters, attempts to undermine your message?
A. A controversial discussion on social media is bound to attract attention, even from people who disagree with your cause. Amanda Levitt is the co-moderator of Tumblr Blog thisisthinprivilege, and she's seen enough backlash on that blog to write her graduate thesis on it. Her research reveals how "troll" comments are essentially predictable, and she shares methods to manage the personal and political impact of anonymous hate within otherwise safe and supportive communities.