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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x134 Dylan Marron: How I turn negative online comments into positive offline conversations
TV-PG

  • 2018-04-27T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like "Every Single Word" and "Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People" — but he's found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he's developed an unexpected coping mechanism: calling the people who leave him insensitive comments and asking a simple question: "Why did you write that?" In a thoughtful talk about how we interact online, Marron explains how sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.

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