Is social media dehumanizing us?

I don’t feel a dehumanizing effect in this community — quite the opposite. This community is positive, supportive, and overall a wonderful place to be.

However, on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, etc. it seems like the loudest voices get the most attention, already-marginalized people are put down and treated like garbage, and people say horrible things they would never say in real life (or maybe they would).

Is social media dehumanizing us? Is it bringing out the best, or the worst, in humanity? What can we do to improve social media?

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