Social media fuels 'outrage' politics

Published July 19, 2021


NPR quoted Monica Stephens, assistant professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, in an article on how conservative podcast host and author Ben Shapiro used Facebook to build a media empire. People have shifted over the past two decades, said Stephens, from getting information based on where they live to getting information tailored to their ideology. “You’re more likely to read the same news as somebody who lives a thousand miles away from you, but holds the same perspective, than share news and share information with your next-door neighbor,” she said.

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