‘Conflicted’ Captures the Need for Disagreement in Public Life
As an avid user of twitter, I have long been interested in how individuals behave differently on the platform compared to real life. Lockdowns confined us all to doom scrolling, looking at the latest scary statistics and feeling an immense sense of dread. Yet the criticism twitter has long received politically is nothing new. Condemned as a platform where meaningful political discourse is near obsolete, it sometimes feels like reasoned discussion is impossible.