Recent Examples of polarization from the Web
Now the rest of the country is beginning to wake up, partly because of concerns over the way social media contributed to polarization and spread misinformation during the 2016 election.
While the electoral impact of Russian trolls who amplified anti–Hillary Clinton memes can be disputed, there’s a strong argument that social media has had a toxic effect on American society, driving polarization and creating paranoia.
The culture right now is in a state of acute ambivalence about Woody Allen, which is to say that, as in so many other matters, the public conversation is defined by conflict, polarization and the exclusion of the middle ground.
The gun debate may be the purest representation of the political polarization infecting this country.
But there’s been some recent re-evaluation on the issue, as congressional polarization and dysfunction reach unprecedented levels.
In this zeitgeist, when divisive binary distinctions are pitted against voices advocating inclusiveness, we are left wondering which will ultimately win out, the forces of polarization or cooperation.
Both agreed that the current political polarization of the U.S. will ultimately hinder Silicon Valley.
This can only increase the polarization of society, driving Americans farther into their respective bunkers.
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