Social media blocking – should I or shouldn’t I?

We’ve all blocked people from our social media for personal reasons.  If someone is being rude, offensive or you’ve simple lost contact with that person, then “unfollow”, “unfriend” or even delete them from your lists – this is all acceptable.

I’m currently debating whether I should do this to someone.  It’s not that I shouldn’t do it, as I know I will. But the question is, should I make my opinions clear on their page on why I’m deleting them?

Basically, this person keeps reposting Britain First ‘articles’.  Now, ordinarily I won’t say too much as everyone has the right to their own opinion.  But, it has recently been getting a little too often.  The latest was today, when the post was about Muslims being let into Europe and then there is footage of ‘them’ going on a rampage and smashing police cars, pavements, benches etc.  Now, there is no evidence to indicate that the people involved were from any religious denomination, to me, it looked more like typical football hooligans (as an example of their behaviour).

My question is, should I comment to this person, who keeps reposting Britain First articles, and tell them how deluded and racist they are?

If I do, it will inevitably end up in a battle of words. Which is fine, but it defeats the object of blocking them.

But, if I don’t say it and just block them, it means they have no idea why or how offensive they are being. Maybe they are unaware of who Britain First are? Maybe they don’t realise that this particular site is notoriously racist. It is scary to think some people are so unaware of things like this, but should I give them the benefit of the doubt?

If I do get into a ‘debate’, it will get heated and I think it could easily escalate. I really don’t want to get into an argument!

To be honest, I think I know what I’m going to do…..I do find it hard to keep my mouth shut!

2 thoughts on “Social media blocking – should I or shouldn’t I?

  1. I think sometimes it is a case of picking your battles wisely. The chances are you are never going to be able to get through to small-minded people like this, so it is simply a waste of your time and energy trying to converse with them. I would just block and delete, you don't need their horrible negativity in your life.

  2. I know you are right. Totally right. There is one small problem though…I hate not being able to voice my opinion, or defend the innocent, it really grates on me!
    I am trying my hardest on this one though as I think you are totally right! Fingers crossed! xx

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