Science failing to find correlations between social media use and polarisation

There is this weirdly dominant narrative that social media drives political polarisation. It's not just that I have another good explanation for polarisation, it's also that this scapegoats what might actually be a useful technology, and/or confuses the real problems of social media manipulation and disinformation.

I run across these papers occasionally but have been having trouble keeping track of everything, so this is a perpetually under-construction blog post, which goes to show that I've lost control of my Website because in the old days I'd just be making a Webpage.

literal salt mines
Literally a Romanian salt mine–I was in a boat on a lake being rowed by Cameron Cooke


CJ said…
There seem to be (Russian?) Troll Bots that have significant impact on some topics.