Statement about Social Media

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,

Social media offers a great resource to help people find Information, share ideas, and discuss issues of common concern. Social media may be especially useful for those who are new to Arlington, to help them connect with neighbors and address issues that may be challenging to talk about directly. However, the Arlington Human Rights Commission is increasingly concerned that social media is being used as a platform for hate, bullying, and drowning out other voices.

Over the past few months, the Arlington Human Rights Commission has received reports of: