Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: Social Media Is Part Of ‘Pollution Of The Domain Of Public Discourse’
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson said that social media platforms are contributing to a “pollution” of public discourse.
Appearing on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Friday, Peterson refuted the idea that social media contributes to tribalism and polarization in politics. Instead, Peterson said that social media incentivizes anti-social and self-promoting behavior among users. Peterson cited a paper in the psychology journal Personality and Individual Differences, which found that certain personality traits lead users to spend more time on social media.
“I don’t think we are descending into tribalism,” Peterson said. “I think what’s happening is...