Sen. Rand Paul says anonymity on the Internet increases cyber-bullying and it's best to not read the comments.
In a discussion about Paul's wife, Kelley, campaigning for him and possibly facing criticism, Paul told Boston Herald Radio on Thursday, ""They better not is all I can say. So far I don't think I've seen anybody being too mean."
Paul zeroed in on anonymous people on the Internet as bullies and the "blurred line between official and unofficial media."
"There are always people -- and I think the Internet, it's sort of like this whole idea of anonymity, you know, there's a certain amount of bullying that goes on by people but it's best not to read, I think, all of that. Unfortunately, there's sort of a blurred line between official media and unofficial media now and so that can be hard."
Along with campaigning, Paul's wife has been promoting her recently released book, True and Constant Friends.
"We thought long and hard about the exposure to our family in getting out there. Like I say, she really doesn't want to engage in the mud-wrestling of politics she wants to talk about her book. The stories of her family, the interactions with women and the women who have influenced her life. She's excited to do that. If anybody tries to be mean to her though they'll have to answer to me."
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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