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In 2019 we can defeat the online trolls

I challenged the controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and received a torrent of online abuse

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Not so long ago I posted an innocuous tweet about the book I’ve just written, and received a reply from a man who said that every time he looked at me he felt he was looking at the devil. Charitably, someone replied: “Should have gone to Specsavers.” It was a reminder of how toxic social media has become, but also how many kind souls are out there, determined to make it a more civilised place.

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