Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar featuring Chris Bail, a professor of sociology and public policy at Duke University. The event will take place on April 22 from 12:40-1:40 p.m.
With the increased social isolation during the global pandemic, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are among the most important tools we have to connect with each other. But those social media platforms are also places of extreme vitriol, decreasing our actual enjoyment of interacting with each other through a steady stream of disagreement and hate. In this seminar, guest speaker Chris Bail, will share research findings from his new book, Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing, to explain why stepping outside of our echo chambers can make us more polarized, not less.
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The event is part of the Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series which explores the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. To see the full schedule and videos from previous events, visit the seminar series page.