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Did the Internet Break Democracy?

No, and Jonathan Haidt’s big new Atlantic essay about social media’s damaging effects couldn’t be more wrong about what ails us

Members of the Missouri Student Association registering students to vote, Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, National Voter Registration Day (KOMU News)

Jonathan Haidt, the New York University social psychologist and author of the bestselling book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, has been on a tear for a…




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Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry

Co-founder Civic Hall. Publisher of The Connector newsletter (find it on Substack). Board member Consumer Reports, Public Lab.

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