Alex joins several other panelists as they discuss social media, polarization, and politics in this panel hosted by the Digital Citizenery Project at Seton Hall University.
From the Digital Citizenry Project:
Social media has had an impact on all aspects of our lives, but perhaps nowhere more profoundly than in the political sphere. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram provide easy access and enable the free flow of information, but this can also lead to a lack of genuine reflection and thoughtful responsiveness. They can also lead to the formation of closed digital “bubbles,” where what we believe reinforced by like-minded others.
Vin Gopal, NJ State Senator 11th District
Alex Torpey, Former South Orange Village President
Robert Pallitto, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Seton Hall University
Moderator – Stephen Schnall, South Orange Village Trustee
The Digital Citizenry Project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. You can find the video below: