908: Tobias Rose-Stockwell | Dismantling the Outrage Machine

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Oct 10 2023 • 1 hr 26 mins

Outrage Machine author Tobias Rose-Stockwell explains how social media fuels our negative emotions and disrupts society — and what we can do about it.

What We Discuss with Tobias Rose-Stockwell:

  • How social media inadvertently created what Tobias Rose-Stockwell calls an "outrage machine" that fuels our negative emotions and disrupts society.
  • Because it generates more attention (which translates into more money), negative news is more widely shared and discussed than good news, which makes it seem like the world is worse than it actually is.
  • The more information we produce and share online, the more powerful the algorithms and AI designed to keep us engaged — and outraged — become.
  • The longer people spend on social media, the more likely they are to be politically extreme — and elements on every inch of the political spectrum manipulate this to their advantage.
  • The steps we can take to guard against the outrage machine's control over our emotions and distortion of our reality.
  • And much more...

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