It wasn’t hard to see that a Twitter thread about being ratioed not being such a bad thing would result in that thread being desperately ratioed, but Atlantic contributing editor Yascha Mounk decided to give it a try anyway. His argument? Maybe being ratioed is a sign of courage and integrity, of not going along with the conventional wisdom of the Twitter mob.

OK, those clapping hand icons are just a bit too much. “Never trust the never-ratioed?” No.

He’s right about it getting ratioed. And the thing is, as much as Twitter might seem like a mob sometimes, it’s actually like the old letters to the editor page in the newspaper; except now, journalists who put out hot takes that aren’t so hot get feedback from everyone. People can actually respond in real-time to the actual author, and sometimes their posts are just crap.

Exactly.

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