Catholics and Social Media: Addressing the Problem of "Tribalization"

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These days, many people have a love-hate relationship with social media. It can bring about a lot of good; fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and feel-good stories are shared every day. We can connect with family and friends across the globe, and "meet" others who we would never have crossed paths with without access to the internet. But it can also stir up hate, anguish, and polarized opinions. It's common for people to tailor their newsfeed to their own views, and when something pops up that doesn't conform to their opinion, it's easy to lash out with harsh words from behind the computer screen. As a recent Crux article examines, this behavior is all too common in Catholic conversations. Read more about how we can overcome the common problem of social media "tribalization" with a powerful, positive method: friendship.

June 14, 2019 - 11:01am

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