Episode 26: The Science of Depolarization (Interview with Dr. Lisa Schrich)

An interview with Dr. Lisa Schirch, a global authority on social media's impact on polarization. 

Here, Dr. Schirch explains how the algorithms that drive social media platforms favor polarization, a force further amplified by malicious foreign actors exploiting the platforms.

She also explores solutions at the individual level designed to improve our media diet and improve our etiquette of expression.

CONTENTS

0:00 Introduction
2:10 How social media amplify polarization
14:27 Feeding our lower nature
19:05 The death of ‘objective’ news
31:00 Case Study: Myanmar
37:12 Solutions for us as individuals
46:02 The need for in-person interaction
50:46 The future for social media
53:17 Closing Thoughts
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