Polarization in America
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT
615 Chapel Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
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Social media sites are often blamed for contributing to political polarization in America because they encourage people to segregate themselves from those with opposing views. Yet research done at Duke revealed that exposing social media users to opposing political views made those divisions even worse. Hear Professor Chris Bail, director of The Polarization Lab discuss the results of the landmark study and the work being done by Duke social scientists, computer scientists, and statisticians that explores ways to optimize social media platforms for more productive conversations about politics.
- Chris Bail, Director, The Polarization Lab at Duke and Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science
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