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Abandon social media if you want a chance at restoring civil discourse

Abandon social media if you want a chance at restoring civil discourse
Twitter's logo appears on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange on July 27. (Justin Lane / EPA)

To the editor: I agree with everything Meghan Daum writes about social media mobs, except her final sentence: “The only way around this hostage crisis is to stop meeting their demands.”

There is another way around the hostage crisis: Close your Twitter account and delete it from the system. If you aren’t on social media, the mobs cannot take you hostage.

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If more people closed their Twitter accounts, we might be able to restore civility in public discourse.

June Ailin Sewell, Marina del Rey

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