Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing

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With the increased social isolation during the global pandemic, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are among the most important tools we have to connect with each other. But those social media platforms are also places of extreme vitriol, decreasing our actual enjoyment of interacting with each other through a steady stream of disagreement and hate. In this seminar, guest speaker Chris Bail, a professor of sociology and public policy at Duke University, will share research findings from his new book, Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing, to explain why stepping outside of our echo chambers can make us more polarized, not less.

For more information, contact Hao Huang at hhuang48@iit.edu.

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