The Arthur Brooks Show

Episode 4: Disconnected

There’s a lot of disagreement on social media, but not a lot of meaningful debate. In this episode, we figure out how to change that by first understanding the nature of disagreement in the online space. Anonymity, silos, outrage – these flourish in our filter bubbles, but why is that? And we talk about how to go from text-based disagreement – which de-humanizes people, to the most powerful way to do meaningful debate – face to face.

 

 

References and further reading:

Moral outrage in the digital age | Molly Crockett

The Humanizing Voice: Speech Reveals, and Text Conceals, a More Thoughtful Mind in the Midst of Disagreement | Juliana Schroeder, Michael Kardas, Nicholas Epley

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