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Is It Okay to Mute Your Annoying Friends on Social Media?

Experts weigh in on a delicate matter

WWhen Emma* moved to a new town, she decided to mute or unfriend a large group of friends on social media who knew that she had been assaulted by a mutual acquaintance at a party. “They were all there and knew what happened, but I moved away shortly…



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Angela Lashbrook

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.