Arguments for my position

Social media is polarizing people’s political beliefs, which is bad for everyone. When someone only sees political information that only proves their beliefs it reinforces them. This prevents people form being open minded and the ability for someone to have an individual political thought. It’s better to see things from all sides and form one’s own opinion rather than blindly believing what they see on their screens.

Argument #1: People are only exposed to information form one side of the the political spectrum

Argument #2: this is preventing people from working together


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