Thinking about the latest politician, of many, to get into trouble for publishing on the internet.
I first began to use email in the 1990’s when a family member went to live in Russia. I assumed that anything I sent could be read by anyone in Russia who cared, and worked to develop an online style that would not give offense to the host country, or anyone else for that matter.
I’ve stuck with that, it’s served me well. I may be annoying, but I try hard to avoid libel, slander and profanity (which is a lazy kind of insult unless you take it to an art like Jesus’ General.)
Young people, don’t put anything online that your Mom can’t read, she’s probably spying on you. Old people, write as if the Russians are reading your mail. It will improve your style greatly.