The internet is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's a great tool that has made the world a smaller place. I can have a conversation with someone across the globe instantaneously just by clicking a few buttons on my computer. On the other hand, that ease of accessibility has also made the internet a terrible place, filled with hate and toxic behaviour. No matter where you look, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, there are always people who thrive on spreading hate. Though their numbers are few compared to people who spread love, compassion, and support, these few are often the most vocal on the internet, and that's a problem.
I've learned over my many years on the internet that when you meet people like this, it's best to ignore them, rather than getting sucked into a pointless internet argument. Usually, trying to argue with people like this doesn't achieve anything, and discussions will often devolve into pointless name calling or "your mama" jokes. But if good people ignore the bad people, the bad people win.
I'm currently going through a few Variety videos on YouTube where they interview the cast of "Avengers: Endgame" (which I loved btw) and unsurprisingly, the video with Brie Larson has quite a number of dislikes, more than any of the other Variety videos with her co-stars. I enjoyed the video, but I wasn't planning on giving the video a thumbs up. However, when I saw the number of dislikes I just felt the urge to do it. Not that it would make a huge difference, but it just felt like something worth doing. Brie Larson has gotten a lot of hate since "Captain Marvel" premiered, possibly the most of any MCU cast member. Is it because of her personality? Because she's the MCU's first female superhero to get a solo movie? I don't know, but there's a vocal minority who hate her, seemingly for not very good reasons.
How far would you go to combat hate on the internet? Would you actually get into an argument with someone? Report and block? Would you ignore hateful comments? Or would you leave your own comment to show your support?