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Connections: Does social media help or hinder democracy and productive conversations?

Sep 24, 2019

Social psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt says he thinks social media is damaging democracy. On his Twitter profile, he writes, “I try to tweet rarely and constructively.” But the founders of a local social media conference say social media and do social good.

This hour, they join us to discuss how social media helps or hinders our ability to have respectful and productive discussions. We also preview the upcoming Upstate Social Sessions. Our guests: