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” in response to GamerGate tactics.
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- "Hi! I'm a white dude who likes to play devil's advocate bc other people's struggles are theoretical to me. It's fun to debate ur rights! I'm here to exhaust u so I can stop progress & maintain the status quo, which serves me. Im uninterested in learning; ur frustration is my goal" @BadBunnyTwitch June 15, 2020