‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Examines The Root Causes Of Facebook’s Dysfunction

‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Examines The Root Causes Of Facebook’s Dysfunction
That the nation is polarized in politics and many other areas is not really arguable. But few people understand what’s driving the anger that’s creating two separate and increasingly antagonistic spheres of thought.

Bill Maher’s Real Time tackled that issue on HBO Max Friday night, bringing on Tristan Harris, the president and co-ceo for the Center for Humane Technology, a think-tank dedicated to pondering the root causes of our growing divide.

Harris was on the show to discuss the Wall Street Journal report on Facebook’s efforts to make its platform a healthier environment for reasonable debate, while lessening the pernicious effects on social standing and mental health. He noted how Facebook’s methodology of filtering drives traffic on negative comments, thereby often throwing gasoline on a raging debate fire and encouraging even more outrageous behavior.

Facebook claims “They’re just holding up a mirror to society,
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