Andrey (azangru) wrote,

After numerous talks about the evils of social media sowing discord and radicalizing people, it was refreshing to hear a much more skeptical (and, it sounds like, more realistic) take on it on BBC no less.

"The idea that this'd sway the election is almost social science nonsense".

(It also reminded me of the "third person effect", or "third person bias", where I believe I am not influenced by the media; I believe you are not influenced by the media; and at the same time I believe that others are.)

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