One important reason why we are launching this forum is that Twitter and Facebook are not really suitable forums for scholarly debate, in particular not for sensitive and difficult topics.
In The Chronicle of Higher Education on 22nd March, 2019, by Gordon Fraser:
“I am concerned that our participation in Twitter is tacitly endorsing a commercial platform that subverts democratic discourse and collapses the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate forms of debate. Scholarship demands cultivated habits of mind, considered distance, and the unfolding of time. Twitter does not.”