Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sealioning: "to describe the act of jumping into a discussion with demands for evidence and answers to questions"

From 2014:

The purpose of sealioning never to actually learn or become more informed. The purpose is to interrogate.

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Compound this with being sealioned but multiple people, as is common on Twitter, and you've got a recipe for a very frustrating and fruitless timeline. If you respond, you are bombarded with even more questions by people who aren't asking to actually be convinced.