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    Ramses
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      Despite the Facebook ban of Donald Trump, social media remains a mess. Here’s how to fix it.

      #2952
      Ramses
      Keymaster

        Facebook’s decision to uphold its ban of former President Donald Trump from the platform will earn millions of words in the coming days. The focus on social media platforms’ influence comes after years of study after study showing that young Americans are pessimistic about the future of our country.

        And who can blame them?

        When they read the news, they hear that America is more divided than ever. When they log onto social media, they see a culture war fought in seemingly every post and thread.

        But when you take political conversations beyond a news sound bite or a 280-character tweet, and focus on context and substance, the divide narrows. Strangers find common ground. And people have a better chance of developing real respect for each other, regardless of the political views and beliefs that divide them.

        These bridges over our social and political chasms are what we’re trying to build at the University of North Carolina Center for the Science of Moral Understanding. In ongoing research, we’re studying how to bring perspective and context into everyday conversations about politics.

        We encourage people to talk about how elected officials make decisions and how people with strong political opinions arrive at them – not just whether the beliefs they have are good or bad. It’s a way to help people understand their own perspectives without telling anyone that their views should change.

        #2953
        Ramses
        Keymaster

          It’s a difficult challenge – and not just because of the social media-driven decline of respectful dialogue. Social media – and conventional media – constantly warn us that conflict is unavoidable.

          Last fall, we were inundated with messaging that made politics, not family, the defining feature of Thanksgiving. Here’s how to avoid talking about politics. Here’s how to survive it. Here’s why you must suffer through it.

          More recently, commentators and influencers have made conversations with loved ones about post-pandemic plans feel daunting and “messy.”

          Media, both social and conventional, are telling us that political fights are inevitable. Media tell us that political conversations are something we must survive, rather than opportunities to learn from each other.

          People of all ages understand that something is wrong. A 2018 Pew Research survey showed that nearly three-quarters of Americans didn’t think social media accurately reflected society.

          #2954
          Ramses
          Keymaster

            It’s a difficult challenge – and not just because of the social media-driven decline of respectful dialogue. Social media – and conventional media – constantly warn us that conflict is unavoidable.

            Last fall, we were inundated with messaging that made politics, not family, the defining feature of Thanksgiving. Here’s how to avoid talking about politics. Here’s how to survive it. Here’s why you must suffer through it.

            More recently, commentators and influencers have made conversations with loved ones about post-pandemic plans feel daunting and “messy.”

            Media, both social and conventional, are telling us that political fights are inevitable. Media tell us that political conversations are something we must survive, rather than opportunities to learn from each other.

            People of all ages understand that something is wrong. A 2018 Pew Research survey showed that nearly three-quarters of Americans didn’t think social media accurately reflected society.

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