Report: Social media is increasing social polarization

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A report published in the USA states that social media has increased political polarization.

In the report, it was shared that social media platforms should be more transparent and that they are insufficient in terms of controlling content.

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The report, published by New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, also draws attention to the fact that social media companies are causing social division.

Because it cannot organize itself adequately, the management is called upon to intervene in the situation.

The report asserts that the emotional polarization that affects American politics and makes each other believe that political parties are not just wrong on important issues.

It is also hostile and unpatriotic and poses a threat to the future of the country, which is spread through social media.

The report shows the Jan. 6 congressional raid as the most prominent example of right-wing extremism due to Donald Trump’s presidency and its continuing influence on the country’s conservatives.

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This phenomenon is said to threaten American democracy, and the administration of President Joe Biden, Congress, and social media companies are being advised on necessary regulations.

The report also assesses that it will be possible to hold social media companies to account for the damage they cause to the political system and society with interpretations of content recommendations and deletion algorithms.

Although, social media companies do not accept claims that they are increasing political polarization.

However, it enforces its policies more strictly on content, especially in certain periods since January 6th.

For example, in April Facebook announced that it had taken measures to prevent disinformation during the police trial of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd.

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However, when asked why senators did not make these temporary measures permanent during the hearing,

Monica Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of content policy, said it’s expensive to discover content that doesn’t meet the company’s standards.