Online discourse can be civil, if we try

Like it or not, Facebook has become the epicenter of social media discourse. In the early days of the various Acorn Facebook pages we loved seeing readers react to our reporting in real time—a breath of fresh air for a publication that has a 45-year history of going to print only once a week. Overnight we were given a free platform to share breaking news stories, hunt down sources or post interesting and funny photos that couldn’t wait until Thursday to be shared.
Today it’s become a love-hate r...

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