Discussing Politics On Facebook Can Ruin Friendships

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This year’s presidential campaign is one of the most divisive in recent history. The rhetoric is not only harsh on the campaign trail — it’s also dividing people on social media.

On Facebook, some users are hiding posts and unfriending people based on their political views.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Wired staff writer Issie Lapowsky about how politics is tainting friendships on Facebook.

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Issie Lapowsky, staff writer at Wired, covering business, tech policy and the 2016 election. She tweets @issielapowsky.

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