Professor of Sociology

Professor of Political Science
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science and Society
On this episode of the Policy 360 podcast, Christopher Bail talks about a research project that used bots and social media to expose people to news they don't agree with. Researchers discovered that when people are exposed to views that oppose their own (say a Democrat exposed to daily social media posts from a Republican perspective) they actually become MORE (not less) polarized. His book is Breaking the Social Media Prism.