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Episode 34: Chris Bail on How to Fight Polarization

Social media is tearing us apart by feeding into our need for status. Can we mitigate its effects? Chris Bail joins Vasant Dhar in episode 34 of Brave New World to share his research on how social media affects us — and how we can fight back.

Useful resources
1. Chris Bail at DukeSanford School of Public PolicyGoogle ScholarAmazonTwitter and his own website.
2. Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing — Chris Bail.
3. The Social Media Industrial Complex — Episode 3 of Brave New World (with Sinan Aral).
4. How Social Media Threatens Society — Episode 8 of Brave New World (with Jonathan Haidt).
5. Helena Rosenblatt on Liberalism’s Long Journey — Episode 32 of Brave New World.
6. We Have Never Been Here Before — Thomas L Friedman.
7. Adam Alter on Beating Our Addictions — Episode 28 of Brave New World.
8. The Hype Machine — Sinan Aral.