How Social Media Tricks our Brains — and Destroys our Politics
Social media convinces us our small communities are representative of the whole and tells us we’re more right than we really are. — Why does Elon Musk believe so much obviously dumb stuff? Why does he credulously retweet–or reply to with “Interesting” or “This is worrying”–clear nonsense, conspiracy theories, easily disproved disinformation, and racist and anti-Semitic arguments? Why is Jack Dorsey all-in on RFK Jr.’s patently stupid and dangerous ideas?