The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal (The Conversation)

The Conversation: The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal. “I’m a psychiatrist who studies anxiety and stress, and I often write about how our politics and culture are mired in fear and tribalism. My co-author is a digital marketing expert who brings expertise to the technological-psychological aspect of this discussion. With the nation on edge, we believe it’s critical to look at how easily our society is being manipulated into tribalism in the age of social media. Even after the exhausting election cycle is over, the division persists, if not widening, and conspiracy theories continue to emerge, grow and divide on the social media.”

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