I know I haven't popped up in a while, but I figured due to some issues in my personal life I feel like I'd benefit from seeing others perspective. over the past 2 years I've seen people (primarily older crowd, which may be important) progressively move more and more to the radical right. People who still claim to be moderate or non associated claiming to take the high ground with "Trump is your president" and "Liberals hate [insert item that is newly important]". Beyond that there are more and more posts popping up about how "Liberals are either illegal, criminal, children, or on government assistance." I'm not saying there aren't Republican bashing posts, but there are far fewer that degrade the humanity or rights of the targeted group from the left. more times than not the Right is focused on arresting, expelling or in extreme cases killing the Left while the reverse is much less common. The issue I see is that an older generation is spreading information at rates previously held to teenage girls. I am constantly reminded that it is "just Facebook, who cares" while I watch people I know and love sink further and further into a hate filled rage. If you correct their errors (factual errors) they get offended, and threaten you. Their friends jump in and defend them often with insults and threats. From someone who has seen the rise of social media and followed it since early on (yes I had a Myspace ) I know there is a lot that passes through that simply isn't true and needs to be checked before spreading. I understand how information multiplies its audience with shares, hence why they always want you to share these hate filled memes and such. It has now gotten to where the people who are just now getting into social media (older generations in particular), while at an age they care about politics and social issues, are seemingly brainwashed into ideas that anything other than what a certain group says is inherently false while adhering to the idea that anything they (the Right supporters) say is either harmless or true. Even to the extent that facts that are commonly known even by the poster is rejected in favor of the meme with a supporting message for their party or group.