Cyber Primary

I've got a new piece up at The Guardian's Comment is Free (which has a snazzy new layout!):
Not just at Daily Kos and MyDD, but in many prominent blogs across the 'sphere, the precise willingness to indulge or deny decidedly illiberal rhetoric, "jokes" and imagery has exposed just how much overt or thinly veiled racism or sexism is allowed to demean one or the other or both candidates. In some cases, there's been an alarming amount of give, turning comment threads into hostile places for one candidate's supporters, for women, for people of colour and/or all of the above. In others, safe spaces have emerged, where a premium is placed on providing room for debate free of harassment and silencing tactics.
Read the whole thing here.

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