Twitter has repeatedly come under fire for its inconsistent policies surrounding abusive and harmful rhetoric on its platform. Though it recently began flagging and hiding some of Trump’s tweets that violate its terms of service, as well as one by Rep. Matt Gaetz, the company has continually stopped short of removing them or suspending his account.
Over a year ago, I decided to close my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It’s done wonders for my mental health. Browsing a heavily curated Instagram feed still feels mostly positive (concerns about Facebook as a company notwithstanding), but I don’t really contribute anymore.