Tag Archive for: social media

Why Public Discourse Has Become So Stupid

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In this episode of The Good Fight, host Yascha Mounk speaks with Jonathan Haidt about how we can make social media less toxic, what political and technological reforms might help fix the problem, and how we can empower the moderate majority to fight for its values.

The Unique Stupidity of the Last Decade in America

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In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jonathan Haidt about social media and how these platforms have changed social relationships and political discourse, and how this impacts business.

Promoting the Truth About Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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Social media companies cannot prevent Putin from blocking their platforms, but there are workarounds. The first casualty of war is truth. Variations of that famous aphorism are attributed to California Senator Hiram Johnson at the turn of…

Should Government Do More to Curb Social Media Harm?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4AAST_AdSg In this debate hosted by the Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by Reason magazine, Jonathan Haidt argues with Robby Soave over whether platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…

Fear and Frustration Are Taking Over the World

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https://youtu.be/wlmtuKCWG7s?t=96 In this conversation hosted by the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, historian Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Jonathan Haidt about our most pressing challenges in an accelerating, tech-driven…

Enlightenment and the Righteous Mind

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tAQM5uU8uk In this episode of the JBP Podcast, host Jordan Peterson speaks with Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt about how material prosperity and moral progress can emerge when groups incentivize rational…

What Social Media Is Doing to Us

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFBkkL9hkHE&t=228s In this video, produced by the Strand Book Store in New York City, Jon Haidt speaks with Chris Bail, author of Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing,…

How to Fight Online Disinformation in the Wake of a Bitter Election

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Unless the platforms adjust their fundamental approach to disinformation, this trend will escalate and come to dominate political discourse to the detriment of all of our societies. Since last week’s election was called in favor of President-elect…