Eight Rules for Social Media After a Hard-Fought Election
No tweeting about the election at 3 A.M.—if President-elect Donald Trump has mastered that one, so can you.
No posting pictures of swastikas in support of your candidate.
Say one positive thing about the other side’s winning candidate on social media. If you can’t do that, compliment the candidate’s supporters.
No posting pictures or video of yourself defacing a candidate’s signs.
If you think something is an offensive political comment, video, blog, photo or meme, step back and re-read it before you react.
In terms of unfriending/blocking of people who supported the opposing candidate: Handle with care.
No tweeting violence or assassination threats. Seriously. Don’t do it. Even as a joke.
If you are lucky enough to live in a country that allows you to elect your leaders, express gratitude for the process on social media.