I often see people recommending this kind of troll attack is best ignored Caitlin, but I disagree entirely. If such an allegation (which can actually have no substance unless the person can prove they know you personally or have access to your medical records (but to publish the latter in a criminal offence in most nations, and a sacking offence everywhere the pretence of democracy is maintained,) is not challenged, that lends it false substance. I personally would judge people on what they write (plenty of nutters here at Medium on that basis,) and ignore personal criticisms in the comment thread, but not everybody adheres to the same standards as I (and rightly so — I support diversity of opinion,) so at the very least we should point out, with heavy sarcasm, that opinions which are not backed by reasonable evidence are worthless.

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