In social networks, the centrists are inevitably turning into extremists

22 октября, 2021 от Kinok Выкл

Social networks have radically changed not only the culture of our communications, but also

The strongest and obvious consequence of this has become

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There is at least 12 reasons why polarization is growing in the US. Some of these reasons are common to most Western democracies.

But the most important reason why many Western countries face similar problems and populist uprisings from about 2015 is the growth of social networks and changes in the work of Platforms made by Facebook and Twitter from 2009 to 2012.

In 2009, Facebook entered the «Like» button, and the Twitter button «Retwtit». In 2012, Facebook also introduced the «Retwit» analogue — the «Share» button.

Entering these buttons, steel platforms:

The easiest and most effective way of this motivation was the excitement of the feelings of anger. By 2012, the social networking platforms, interacting with ideologically engaged cable news channels, created the most powerful perturbation machine, which the world ever knew. I think this is the main reason why the 2010 was so strange for many democracies.

This point of view has a lot of opponents and even more opponents.

For the last couple of years, such evidence was obtained only for several network phenomena, one way or another associated with polarizing influences:

However, the process of inexorable polarization itself has not yet been formally described and confirmed on the model. And now, finally,


The model confirmed the following.

The results of this work is difficult to overestimate.

✔️ she proves that the algocognitive culture of social networks is automatically and inevitably increases polarization and split in society.

✔️ And that developed societies did not break the abundance of insurmountable contradictions, they need to urgently slow down the transition to algocognitive culture. And first of all, urgently change the existing dominant model of the work of the social network platforms.

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