While it is true that access to non-Jewish controlled news and political commentary, as well as participation in reinforcing and radicalizing echo chambers online, have sped up political polarization and balkanization, there is actually much more going on than just the internet can be blamed for.

Something is breaking American politics, but it’s not social media

A new study finds political polarization is increasing most among those who use the internet least.


“Whatever is tearing our politics apart is deeper and more universal than the digital filter bubbles that get so much attention — and it seems to be most powerful among the people least likely to get their news from social media.”