Exploiting Our Emotions: How social media is designed to divide and what we can do about it

Virtual Event

4pm ET

Our democratic republic is under greater stress than it has been in generations. Why? What are the driving forces? And who’s working on viable solutions? Join Issue One for regular engaging conversations with authors, reporters, scholars, and philanthropists about the challenges facing our democracy and what we can do about it.

This month, our Founder and CEO Nick Penniman sat down with writer, designer, and media researcher Tobias Rose-Stockwell. The author of “Outrage Machine,” Rose-Stockwell unpacks how social media has evolved from a tool designed to connect society to one with unchecked influence on news, discourse, and democracy. Watch the event recording to hear the two discuss both the threats posed by social media and potential solutions.

Watch a recording of the conversation.