Op-ed: Social media creates 'social corrosion'

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An op-ed by The New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg writes social media has exacerbated political differences and deconstructed relationships over differing political opinions, particularly amid the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Goldberg cites a study on how social media’s echo chamber works to encourage vitriol against individuals with opposing political viewpoints rather than foster relationships through broadened engagement, as one may experience in real life. “We might be able to tolerate each other more if we heard from each other less,” Goldberg said.
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