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Breaking the Social Media Prism

03.24.2021 @ 11:45 am
Wednesdays at Sanford

Register: http://duke.is/sZSz4n
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: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691203423/breaking-the-s.... 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.

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Anna Knier - anna.knier@duke.edu

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