And should we be more mindful of those on the receiving end?
A Middle MHK is blaming social media for rises to 'vilification' of those carrying out public services or holding an elected office.
Stu Peters thinks increased access to anonymity through the platforms is enabling some to freely and unconstructively attack all decisions made by politicians out of spite.
Manx Radio was told Department of Infrastructure workers have allegedly been changing out of their branded clothing before leaving work, so they couldn't be identified over fears of being subject to abuse.
Manx Radio's Christian Jones caught up with Mr Peters to discuss the matter further:
Meanwhile, some of the most active social media users within Tynwald agree there are rises to toxic behaviour online, but are unsure why.
Lawrie Hooper thinks political figures should try not to let it affect them: