Social media regulation, How wars start and end

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In this Aug. 11, 2019 photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app. Jenny Kane/AP Photo

A digital media professor joins us to explore the role of social media in society and the potential for regulation. Then, we talk to the author of a new book about what causes war and how we can build toward more peace.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Christopher Blattman Guest
  • Nikki Usher Guest

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