Panel #4 - Moving Closer or Further Apart: Social Media, Polarization, and the 2020 Election
Journalists and pundits have described political polarization as one of the foremost problems of our time. It has been ascribed to trends such as changing party compositions, racial and ethnic divisions, and the rise of partisan cable news. This seminar will present new research on social media and political polarization in both the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a focus on tactics that could mitigate the effects of polarization. These include examining the effects of 1) news consumers deactivating Facebook and 2) introducing a common enemy to reduce conflict between members of rival political groups.
This event is open to the public, but registration is required.
NYU CSMaP Election Seminar Series
This fall, the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics will bring together leading scholars to explore the relationship between new media technologies and democratic politics. Our virtual CSMaP Election Seminar Series aims to highlight the latest research and identify future research we need in the lead-up to and aftermath of the November 2020 elections.