Keep up with all the chapters at the book page of Facing Hate: Overcoming Social Smearing, Recovering Relationships, and Rebuilding Your Reputation.
Those of us going through social smears feel like a mountain is crushing us. The losses we experience are immense, and when the smears come from people we know, especially from friends and family members we love, they seem to make the game unwinnable. And make no mistake: It is a game, a sport with players on the online field along with a mob of armchair quarterbacks making their judgments about whether we’re being too soft or too hard, too lenient or too stubborn, too religious or having too little faith. When your reputation is being disparaged online, you are at the mercy of the internet society. You won’t score any points by remaining silent, and it’s an even bigger mistake to fight back, returning insults with facts, and thereby engaging the so-called trolls. I was a player locked in the walls of the labyrinth, searching for a way out, and when I played scenarios out in my head — counter-blogging, email campaigns, even litigation in court — all options seemed to lead to tearing my family further apart….
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