We recently interviewed Dr. Aaron Hess, assistant professor of Communication at Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix. He reflected on his recently published article, "Democracy through the Lens of the Camcorder: Argumentation and Vernacular Spectacle on YouTube in the 2008 Election," published in Argumentation & Advocacy.
In this episode:
*How fallacies polarize
*Why 2012 is less divisive and derisive than 2008
*How memes have taken over
*What's up with YouTube comments
*How are algorithms fueling polarization
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