SMCKC gives tips on speaking out on social media

Posted: 9:01 PM, Dec 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-13 22:01:12-05

Terrorism and the race for the White House have dominated the chatter on social media for weeks.

Marc Vasquez is the co-chair for the Social Media Club of Kansas City.

He says it's OK to take to Twitter or Facebook joining a cause, but before you post, think twice on what you are saying.

"I think it's OK to be political when it comes to using your social media accounts. However, there's a big difference between taking a stand on something and simply just bashing. When you bash, you kind of end up sometimes being in just with the clutter," said Vasquez.

Just last Friday, the group "Anonymous" encouraged people to bash ISIS online.

"It's easy for us to get behind a movement that is anti-terrorism and something that is taking a good look at stopping a force that is a real threat to our society," Vasquez said. "However, you have to be careful when you do that too, because there are still pros and cons professionally and personally. Whether it's where you work or how you act in your daily life, things like that that are going to maybe come into conflict with that," said Vasquez

The group has also called a war against Donald Trump, who can also take center stage online, even shutting down his campaign site yesterday for an hour.

Vasquez says instead of bashing, join a cause or inspire people to take a stand.

Vasquez also says during times of tragedy, it’s fine to join in to show your feelings or support with a hash tag, as long as you are not bashing.

For more information on the Social Media Club of Kansas City, click here .