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What talking to his online haters taught Dylan Marron about empathy
When many of us receive nasty comments on social media, we may either ignore them or take a stand and fight back. But when online creator and activist Dylan Marron started getting negative, even bigoted comments on his online videos, he made another choice entirely. Marron invited his detractors to chat on the phone and talk through their differences. That move led to his podcast, Conversations with People Who Hate Me. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to reflect on the lessons he took from those discussions, which he outlines in a new book, called Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers.