Amanpour and Company

Jonathan Haidt Explains How Social Media Drives Polarization

Clip: 12/04/2019 | 17m 25s Video has closed captioning.

In a time of heightened political tension, Jonathan Haidt has a good idea of what’s driving this polarized atmosphere around the world. He is a social psychologist who believes social media has transformed in recent years to become an “outrage machine,” spreading anger and toxicity. He sits down with Hari to discuss this difficult problem and what the possible solutions could be.

Aired: 12/04/19

Rating: NR

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