Recently, I logged onto Facebook and found the following article in my feed:
I was in a bit of a sour mood at that moment, so when I hit the share button I wrote a vitriol-filled post to accompany it. To my surprise, it got shared quite a bit—meaning 15 or 20 reshares compared to my typical two. Honestly, I was a little surprised. And then, I got my very first screed from anti-vaxxer troll, a self-described “old school hippie, loving mother and proud grandmother, happy and joyous and free” who “studied at the School of Hard Knocks”:
richard, please let me inject you and your babies with mercury ok?
I replied, of course. But the response got me thinking, and it got me wondering, and it got me asking questions.