LETTER FROM CANADA

The silo effect

There is still diversity in the folly on display on Facebook, even among ‘friends’ who aren’t overtly racist, crude or stupid.

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It was as my wife was deleting her second Facebook friend in as many days – over the nomination of raunchy judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court – that I started to doubt the accepted wisdom that social media isolates us from contrary opinions.

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