It Makes People Meaner
Because everyone can hide behind the comfort of their screen, they’ve become a lot meaner. According to Pew Research, “the internet, particularly social media, has changed how, when, and where these kinds of interactions occur. The number of people who can go online and call out others for their behavior or words is immense. It’s never been easier to summon groups to join the public fray.” Simply showing your opinion, which is a normal thing to do, people are now attacking more than ever before. It’s the ease that comes with social media. People choose to attack by hiding behind their phones because they’re cowards in real life.