A host of societal problems are associated with social media (SM): Amongst other ills are the dissemination of anti-vax disinformation; being purveyors of anti-Semitic tropes; and fostering narratives resulting in teenage suicide, anxiety, and depression. Until now, host platforms have enjoyed broad protection from legal action –even when dangerous ramifications surface. That may be about to change. 
For years, we’ve heard that social media is dangerous- especially to kids. The data was sketchy, but the anecdotal reports horrific - the perfect ground for band-aid remedies, poorly thought-out responses, inadequate legislation, and lawyers trolling for personal injury clients. But now, it seems a new threat has been detected: Addiction. Is it real? Other countries seem to think so.
Science communicators are routinely harassed and threatened, not just by the Twitter mob but sometimes by allegedly reputable professors, journalists, and even other science communicators.
If we can tune out, move away from, and shun people with whom we disagree, is this course of action also acceptable? 
Once the weapon of choice for prepubescent teens, cyberbullying is now deployed, with ruthless efficiency, against PhDs who have committed the unspeakable crime of conducting research on, and publicly advocating, GMOs. The goal is straightforward: Biotech scientists must be destroyed professionally. Failing that, they must be destroyed emotionally.