LISTEN: "Uniquely Stupid" Divisiveness

"Babel is a metaphor for what some forms of social media have done to nearly all of the groups and institutions most important to the country’s future—and to us as a people."

--Jonathan Haidt - The Atlantic

Social media concept.

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A brilliant article in The Atlantic by Jonathan Haidt claims that social media usage, specifically the creation of the like, retweet, and share buttons, have given a voice to radical ideas that would have previously been seen as ridiculous.

Another side effect is the divisiveness that it creates, driving a wedge and an aspect of competitiveness and one-upsmanship into the way we communicate with each other

Listen to Joe Getty's analysis of the article, and how the ideas that are shared online do not often represent the vast majority of American's feelings.

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