Safiya Khalid says the recent elections send a powerful message.
“You don’t win elections on the internet,” the 23-year-old said. “You win them at the doors.”
Khalid quit Facebook at one point during her campaign for a seat on the City Council of Lewiston, Maine, because she was getting so many hate-filled messages. Someone even posted her home address.
“I even saw one that said, ‘I will shoot you,’” she said. “One that said, ‘You should be stoned.’”