…. That dynamic can be excessive, politicized, even vindictive, casting a chilling effect on speech. Or it can be a reasonable response to bigotry, making public spaces more welcoming to more people. The difference between those is not always as clear as people who focus on this topic make it out t…
Do you seriously imagine Jews, watching the online fauxrage mob awarded another real-world scalp, now feel more welcome online?
Indulging a Twitter mob welcomes more Twitter mobs getting more hysterical about more preposterous slights. This is not a "reasonable response" to even real bigotry--much less the mob's fevered conjectures.
Where should we draw the lines? At sticks and stones, obviously. We figured that out centuries ago.