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Politics and social media: Crossing the line?

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 23:25:05-05
It's happening on every news feed. Political talk, getting aggressive and sometimes heated on social media platforms. It's a problem that some are looking toward professionals, like local Therapist Karen Knab for some help.
 
"It's really troubling for people, because they want to be honest and share how they're feeling and what's going on," she said. "But when they feel sometimes attacked that really makes anxiety to go up and sometimes depression as well."
 
It's a question we posed to you on our WKBW Facebook Page: Are people's online opinions making you rethink your social media presence?
 
More than 100 people have commented so far, some saying:
 
"I have reassessed some of my friends because our belief systems seem so far apart. I don't see how we can remain friends."
 
Others write: 
 
"The negativity is draining."
 
"If you do see yourself getting into it with someone on social media, you should really just not engage, and take that conversation offline," Knab said.