My response bothered me. Why is it that angry rhetoric and name calling tends to drive many people of good will and good intentions into a defensive silence when a rational response would seem to be a healthier response for all involved?
I ran across an article that helped with the whole issue of what is anger. Anger is often a handy substitute for actual pain being felt. Rather than feeling hurt and vulnerable, a person can switch to anger and hide behind a self-righteous demand for justice against the one who caused the pain. From this, I gather many on social media are hurting ... badly. (Of course, others are just trolling anonymously for the cheap thrill of it, I get that.) One response could be to begin with, I'm sorry you are feeling so badly hurt. Would you like to talk about it? See the article at: https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/psychology-of-anger/
For an explanation of angry rhetoric, see this Psychology Today article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-risky-is-it-really/201101/angry-rhetoric-is-response-uncertainty-and-fear It begins to look like calming fears and seeking underlying hurts may be the positive response we can offer instead of shy silence. It's worth consideration.
A call against silence by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is motivational: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm
From Psychology Today, the other side of the story with 8 times when keeping silent is beneficial (and in some cases would eliminate the angry rhetoric): https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201406/8-situations-when-you-should-keep-your-mouth-shut
For a little exploration of rhetoric itself and how non-angry rhetoric might be used, see: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/philosophy_and_rhetoric/summary/v039/39.4zagacki.html
Obviously, there is a lot more ground to cover. I'll return to this later.
Wishing you all peace. Hoping you are not hurting or fearful.