In a recent interview, to promote her newly released book, “What Happened”, Hillary Clinton was asked if First Lady Melania Trump was doing enough to fight cyber-bullying. Clinton answered in the negative.
When asked if the first lady was doing enough to combat cyber-bullying, she responded, “No, no and, look, I don’t think anybody is doing enough on cyberbullying, because it’s real and it has a particularly damaging effect on young people, who are so influenced by and personally affected by what is said about them or is said to them.”
“I think it’s a really important issue, and if she were serious and able to follow through on it,” she would find many allies, Clinton remarked.
Clinton explained that social media can have a profound effect on people’s worldview, which is why Clinton just launched Verrit, an insipid platform that boasts of hosting only verified and vetted facts – all pro Clinton talking points, unsurprisingly. Clinton was mocked, and her talking points systematically combatted across social media during the 2016 election – which contributed to her humiliating defeat to Trump. Be sure to keep in mind, whenever Hillary – or a Democrat, in general – talks about wanting to tackle the serious problem of cyber-bullying, they are actually only concerned with using it as a slur to silence those they disagree with.
Clinton complained bitterly in the interview, “we need more voices that are not just firing nasty shots back, but saying, time out, no. This is not the way you talk about anybody, this is not how you conduct yourself.”
“You would never do it in person. I think it’s a really important issue, and if she were serious and able to follow through on it,” she concluded, “I bet there’d be so many people who’d be willing to try to help her on that.”
It is to be noted the first lady Melania Trump first stood up against cyber-bulling during her husband’s presidential campaign in November and vowed to be an “advocate for women and for children” if her husband becomes president. “As adults, many of us are able to handle mean words, even lies. Children and teenagers can be fragile. Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” she said. And that, “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked,” she continued. It should be noted, that Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron Trump, has been widely and repeatedly mocked by the left, and by mainstream media. And they continue to do so as the occasion arises.
“It is terrible when that happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet. “And “we have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other.”
However, it is Hillary herself that has been the largest propagator and proponent of cyber-bullying in recent times. Throughout the course of the 2016 campaign, however, it was a concerted effort on Hillary’s part – though trolling and cyber-bullying organizations like “Correct the Record” and “Share Blue” which abused and harassed Trump supporters.