That’s why the internet and especially Twitter are the worst places for this, because you don’t have relationships and people are trying to show how smart they are. They’re trying to show how devoted they are to their team. So the kind of political engagement, the kind of public square that we get from social media, is generally terrible.
Obvious, I know, but the article linked below offers some insight on just why this is and provides hope for being able to come together as Americans to move forward, together, to get out of the messes currently before us.
Jonathan Haidt on the Pandemic and America’s Polarization – The Atlantic