From the Institute: Social Media Causes Polarization? Not So Fast. | Berggruen Insights

A central irony of concerns about echo chambers is that they span the political spectrum. The Wall Street Journal interactive was widely shared on Twitter and Facebook, crossing my feed via the furrowed brows of both liberals and conservatives in my network. To be fair, they’re not wrong that there is something to worry about: Polarization is real, and it is true that dedicated partisans can have outsize influence (especially on social media) regardless of their number. But social media may be part of the solution rather than the source of the problem.

Source: From the Institute: Social Media Causes Polarization? Not So Fast. | Berggruen Insights