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Four things experts taught us about civility in a divided era

The Texas Tribune’s Facebook community, This Is Your Texas, spent a month discussing how to improve civil discourse. Here's what some experts told us.

C.J. Grisham, the founder of Open Carry Texas (left), protests the SXSW Festival's no gun policy in 2016. A local Austin woman (right), who declined to give her name because she was concerned she would be harassed by gun rights activists, staged a counter-protest by taking off her shirt and shouting "More boobs, fewer guns" and "Boobs for peace" at passersby.

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“Don’t fight the trolls.”

“Be fair, be kind, be factual.”

“Decide early what your line is for appropriate and inappropriate and stick to it.”

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