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Breaking the Social Media Prism

“Engagingly written and brimming with insight…” Duncan J. Watts, author of Everything is Obvious, about Breaking the Social Media Prism. An hour with Chris Bail on March 24, Wednesday, at 11:45 AM. Sponsored by the Sanford School, Polis, and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Chris Bail and Matt Perault
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Wednesdays at Sanford

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.

Contact: Anna Knier