A while ago someone that I do not have a direct connection with on Facebook (basically a friend of a friend), posted something of a political nature (’nuff said) to which I replied, perhaps not in complete agreement. Their response was that “they did not want to start a conversation on the topic” or words to that effect.
Now it strikes me that this person completely misunderstands how things like Facebook work.
If you want to post something and not start a conversation then you have to lock people out of responding, share it only with direct ‘friends’ or make it private in some other way. If you make it public then it’s fair game and you have to accept that some people may not agree with your point of view.
THAT’S how it works.