Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield.
Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and you’re likely to come across some pretty strong views.
- The Conversation
But that’s not necessarily just the nature of the debate.
It could also reflect the kind of personalities that are drawn to online discussions of this kind.
In our research, we’ve found that people who don’t care about what others think are more likely to engage in politics on social media.
This might have an effect on what they say online and contribute to the vitriolic tone that puts so many off engaging in public online conversations.
It might also…