#WakeUpWednesday - Echo Chambers
One can find forums or areas of social media which are vehement in their view that DC Comics’ output is superior to Marvel’s. Or where it’s vigorously asserted that Novak Djokovic is better at tennis than Roger Federer. The subject matter is largely irrelevant – the point is that dissent and discussion aren’t encouraged; unwavering, partisan agreement is the order of the day.
When the belief that these echo chambers amplifies, however, is more serious than a pop culture or sporting preference – when it’s an extreme religious ideology or political leaning, for instance – then things often become problematic. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide this week tells trusted adults about the harmful effects that echo chambers can potentially have on young people.
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