Oct. 9, Social Media, The Good, Bad And Ugly

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Heard On Route 51
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he internet and social media have become a significant part of our daily lives. While social media channels can help keep families and friends connected worldwide, the nature of social media presents a range of issues, from spreading misinformation, bullying and polarized communities to the resulting in depression, anxiety and unrealistic expectations.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Dr. Catalina Toma, a University of Wisconsin professor who studies bias in communication; and UW-Stevens Point professor Dr. Kym Buchanan, a psychologist with expertise in social media; to discuss the psychology behind online polarization and how to cope with difficult social media experiences.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Catalina Toma Guest
  • Dr. Kym Buchanan Guest

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