Community moderators say the social network is being exploited for political gain. Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors, has become a platform for local politicians to spread their message and gain support. However, this has led to arguments, misinformation, and even threats among neighbors.
Evelyn Douek was quoted by The Atlantic in “Local Politics Was Already Messy. Then Came Nextdoor”. Read More · Stanford Law School. She explains that Nextdoor's focus on geographic neighborhoods means that political discussions are taking place among people who already know each other. This can lead to more personal attacks and a lack of civility.
The Florida governor seems to understand that in today's GOP primary, serious people need not apply. This sentiment is reflected in local politics as well, where many people feel that the political process is corrupt and only serves the interests of a select few.