And while of course there is a lot to be angry about and trolls to smack down, not everything needs to be so serious and so deep. Sometimes, a silly joke really is just a silly joke. Some "jokes" can be harmful, but many others are too silly to be taken so darn seriously.
But it seems there is always a Sanctimonious Sipho or a Self-righteous Sally whose sole existence on Twitter is to just rage at everyone. These people are sitting around on their high horses, lurking behind trees, ready to ride into someone's mentions at the first sign of offensiveness and/or problematic-ness.
And while there is a neo-Nazi and misogyny problem there on Jack's app, these people are the other Twitter trolls. They suck the fun out of every damn thing and it's often unnecessary.
These people - let's call them the Misguided Woke* Folk, not to be confused with people who actually are woke - are fairly easy to spot. They are fond of using multisyllabic words often used in political or philosophical conversations. They don't often use their own pictures as profile pics, but usually go for a pic of a revered (usually dead) African leader: Lumumba, Nkrumah, Sankara.
Maybe Fidel Castro, because he was a "revolutionary". Or it could even be an image of a pharaoh statue, because you know how some folks believe black people were kings and queens in Egypt before we started rapping about sex and cars, before this "un-African" virus called feminism came with the white man and infected all their women.
(This is a generalisation of course, but four out of five members of Misguided Woke Twitter will fit this description.)
The misguided people usually aren't looking for genuine engagement and conversation. They just want to show off how well-read they are, quote philosophers and dead politicians, and to perform intellectual acrobatics in your mentions.