Breaking the Social Media Prism

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In an era of increasing social isolation, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are among the most important tools we have to understand each other. We use social media as a mirror to decipher our place in society but it functions more like a prism that distorts our identities, empowers status-seeking extremists, and renders moderates all but invisible. Chris Bail, in conversation with Matt Perault, will discuss his book: Breaking the Social Media Prism which challenges common myths about echo chambers, foreign misinformation campaigns, and radicalizing algorithms, revealing that the solution to political tribalism lies deep inside ourselves.

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Cohosts: Sanford School of Public Policy, Polis: Center for Politics, the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy and the Center on Science & Technology Policy.

Event Speaker: 
Chris Bail and Matt Perault
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11:45 to 12:45
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DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy,Duke Initiative for Science & Society,Political Science,Sanford School of Public Policy,Sociology
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