This Week’s Dear Anna: Better Facebook Commenting?

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Is there a gentle way to nudge your Facebook friends toward leaving more thoughtful comments? Find out in this week’s Dear @nna over at SF Weekly. Excerpt:

“Reading the comments in my own feed makes me give up on humanity a little each day. (Ed. note: I don’t exclude myself from being obnoxious. I’ve been banned from people’s pages, for “unnecessarily abusing quotation marks” and “hitting on people’s moms.” Like I’m the one who named it “poking!”) This is the trouble with our ever expanding online networks, which often include hundreds of people, some we haven’t seen in years, but remember fondly as that guy we got wasted with and started several small electrical fires. The point is, we can’t all be as witty as you all the time, Snob.”

Read my proposed solutions here.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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