It is often said that social media is an echo chamber. People tend to follow, and listen to, people that already agree with them. Opinions get shared and re-shared between the network of people that already agree with each other. The net effect is a kind of recycled confirmation bias where our ideas are never challenged and everything is black and white. There is never room for nuance, balance, or new thoughts in an echo chamber.
But there is another chilling result of this phenomenon that I want to explore here, and hopefully challenge all of us to overcome.