sealioning

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sealioning is a term for intrusive attempts to engage someone with questions and requests for evidence for their claims; don’t do this, especially on the IndieWeb, and consider how you can design create UX to disincentivize/reduce incentives to do so.

The questioner is typically unknown to the person and only gets involved by way of a hashtag or search term. The term originated from the Wondermark comic “The Terrible Sea Lion”[1] in response to GamerGate tactics.


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