Memes: the real threat. I hadn't heard of any of this before it showed up in my Google Feed.
I didn't find last season of South Park funny, but Christ, was it on point with its perspective on what online interaction has devolved into. Honestly, the SPLC is writing condemnations of fifteen-year-old kids on 4Chan who are inventing more and more theatrical displays because it gets them a front page article with SPLC. "Dank memsters" are showing up for rallies and riots because, who would have thought, they're attention whores. They're not evil, they're just idiots.
You know, this shit never even appears for me in real life. People I meet are decent, I'm decent to them, everyone's very reasonable, good even. What is it about the Internet? Why does anonymous access to everyone's emotions turn everybody into an asshole? Maybe that's a rhetorical question.