David Johnson Posted 4 months ago Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame 3 cheers to the TED Social Media Editor. Love your piece on keeping the Monica comment thread free of hate and the public shaming hurled at her since the release of the talk. Feel not concerned by responses of censorship. Be not worried when haters transferred their crap from Monica to you, as you are in the right. These people, and all the rest of the trolls and bullies that lie in wait for opportunities to attack and bully others online, do not operate from a normal psychological understanding of reality, and have an inflated and damaged sense of self based from a deep and incurable misunderstanding of how normal humans interrelate. The sickness that pervades the online bully culture, could be indicative of the slide in our social values, but I think that the bully growth pattern is more about their finally being provided with an anonymous platform, where in the face to face world, they were forced to remain quiet, so to not be ridiculed by normal society. We can try to condemn the hatred, but they will not stop. We can want to eradicate bullies from our world, but they will only continue. Monica's attempt to try to change the mindset of online shamers and bullies, although informative for the rest of us, falls on the deaf ears of haters, and they will respond with more hate. All we can do is simply do as you are doing now, disallow them a platform and censor their attempts to be in the open, and drive them back into their own holes of despair. The rest of the TED community care not for what they say, and do not care who they are. Here, we can and will draw a line, and be a community that embodies the best of human kind, and summarily reject those that can not dream of an inclusive world. Please continue removing them from the thread, and even blocking them from the community, as we have no need for them, or anything they say. Thanks for your hard work, and remember, there is an overwhelming yet quiet audience here that appreciate all that you do.