As I’ve written before, tribalism is strong in online communication. People divide into groups (perhaps one wearing purple sashes and another wearing green), and look at the other side in contempt. Anger builds and eventually each group just sees the other as a caricature instead of as people. Any engagement is done in angry bursts.
Is there any alternative? Well, yes, but it takes effort and thoughtfulness. So, yeah, not easy. But, let’s discuss it, shall we?