The comments here are pretty confronting, which is interesting itself.
It’s a good argument you’re making, and lots of people are making it right now. I don’t personally think that Facebook is going to save the day, but it’s certainly worth asking. My natural approach is to try and build alternatives, even if they don’t succeed maybe they will shift the conversation. How to do that in a way that allows for safe online communication and yet exposes us to people very different to us is incredibly hard.
I’ve been hosting a conversation about this over at this article. If anyone has ideas, particularl people who different political views from my (liberal) ones, then I’d love to hear them: