hot take but i wager that a significant part of why FOSS isnt more widely used by the average person when it comes to things like social media has a lot to do with programmer culture.
@Laurelai do tell more. It might help me introspect and see how much of those reasons are in my behavior too. On the other hand, I also like to listen and learn about how some random average person not from the field of computers talk about how they discovered foss software and why they feel so supportive of those projects. Maybe their reasons maybe more of supporting freeware kind, but should we rush to correct them about free software principles every time?
@Laurelai I'll be honest and admit that I haven't engaged with communities at all for years now especially since I've got my own interest in Foss that caught momentum enough for me to find and apply as much and whenever I need. Lost touch with any kind of networking and evangelising. So I'm not even the right person to tell anything but I can say that those poisonous elements need to be rooted out by everyone and let it not be a fight for Foss communities alone.