PBS NewsHour

How to fight extremist psychology with social media

Clip: 09/27/2017 | 8m 22s

The internet and interconnectedness of the world has aided the spread of extremist ideologies like white supremacy. But researchers are seeking ways to turn social media into a megaphone for facts and alternative narratives as a way to turn people away from violence. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

Aired: 09/27/17

Rating: NR

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