How Social Media Fires People’s Passions – And Builds Extremist Divisions
Robert Kozinets, 15 Nov 17
       

Passionate feelings can lead to extreme divisions. pathdoc/Shutterstock.com

The people of the United States continue to learn how polarized and divided the nation has become. In one study released in late October by the Pew Research Center, Americans were found to have become increasingly partisan in their views. On issues as diverse as health care, immigration, race and sexuality, Americans today hold more extreme and more divergent views than they did a decade ago. The reason for this dramatic shift is a device owned by more than three out of every four Americans.

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