I believe a significant driver of the polarization we see in the world today is a lack of balance in where and how we consume information. A lot of this is the fault of social media algorithms which prioritize “engagement,” which is easiest to generate by sensational content that reinforces our preexisting biases. We also have a natural tendency to want to avoid uncomfortable or challenging ideas that may lead us to question core beliefs, and thus gravitate toward groups that think like us. …


Brian Frantz

Christian, ex-conservative, software developer.

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