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Breaking the Social Media Prism


Chris Bail and Matt Perault

Register: 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. 30% discount on copies ordered through the Princeton University Press website: Good through April 30, 2021 with code: BAIL Cohosts: Sanford School of Public Policy, Polis: Center for Politics, the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy and the Center on Science & Technology Policy.


Book Signing, Civic Engagement/Social Action, Featured, Lecture/Talk, Technology, Webcast