In the recent past, social media has emerged as a tool, which celebrities, politicians and general public use to express their say. Most celebrities are so active on social media that they opine about every incident that they come to know of is happening in the world. They claim that the constitution gives them the right to freedom of expression, and they are just using their right.
However, keeping in mind the online trolling trends, freedom of expression does not really seem like a free thing. Oftentimes, famous personalities become a victim of social media trolls, who maltreat them, make fun of them and their family members, with their selection of illicit words.
These dark denizens of the World Wide Web trouble the social icons to a greater degree. They disparage you, give you mental stress, and bring negative recognition to you. They intrude your peace. Here are a few tips to avoid social media trolls –
Be careful with your words. The simplest way to avoid trolling is to speak only when you really have something to say. It does not really make sense to comment on every news and event that takes place in the society. Having a different point of view is perfectly all right, but by making it public, you are most likely attracting the trolls.
Keep Calm – Sometimes, some of your words are wrongly interpreted, and the brave social media trolls drag you into the playground. Under such circumstances, you need to stay calm and do not panic or overreact.
Delete the post – If you feel that your update was a mistake, it would be better to take it down. However, if you want to stick to your expressions, you can let it be where it is. If you do not want to delete your post, you can provide clarification to your followers, so that they can understand what you meant to imply.
Accept if you are wrong – Accepting that it was done because of some mistake or confusion will only strengthen your stand. If someone is trying to criticize you for your post, you should listen or read carefully what they have to say about that. If you think, they have a valid point, put up with that, and move on. Say thanks to them for bringing your mistake into your knowledge.
Keep calm and relax – Even the most active trolls skip their mission after a couple of days or so. You should give some time and you will see that the bigoted trolls have gone. It is never advisable to respond with a bucket full of aggression. It will only increase the number and the level of textual violence of those negative souls.
As an option, if you are so irked with the heated behavior of social media fly-fishing, you can block the user accounts troubling you. Or else, you can report them to the administrators of the website. However, it might give a boost to their activities.