On Digital Hate: An Editorial

Whether you realize it or not, we are living in an era of digital hate. Even our president Tweets anti-Muslim propaganda. At The New Floridian, we were born of this era. We were born in response to it.

As Founder of The New Floridian, I decided to create my own media as attacks on the media only increased. I don’t just want to make media, though. I want to help create informed, critical, educated and just media. If you follow us on Facebook, you will notice, for example, that while our social media may be filled with some humorous things about Florida, we haven’t yet posted “if it bleeds, it leads” stories. And there have been many we could have posted in order to get followers, likes and shares.

Most of the contributors here lean to the left politically. There are media outlets that are left leaning that thrive on inspiring fear, panic and more. We try not to do that here.

We are a response to the rising tide of hate on the internet. I hope you join us in saying ‘no’ to hate. Ban it from your feed. Call it as it is. Because, as scholars on the topic say, “This is scary shit.”

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