The Impact of Social Media on Political Polarization in the United States


  • Dr. Ayesha Khan University of Karachi


Democracy, Civic Engagement, Algorithm Bias, Information Sharing, Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, United States, Political Polarization, Social Media


                        This research explores the multifaceted influence of social media on political polarization within the United States. As digital platforms have become pervasive in shaping public discourse, their role in exacerbating ideological divisions has garnered increasing attention. This study employs a comprehensive approach, combining quantitative analysis of online interactions, sentiment analysis, and qualitative examination of user behavior to examine the nuanced ways in which social media contributes to political polarization. By scrutinizing the dynamics of echo chambers, algorithmic content curation, and the dissemination of misinformation, this research aims to elucidate the mechanisms through which social media platforms may intensify political polarization. Furthermore, the study investigates the implications of heightened polarization on civic engagement, democratic deliberation, and the overall health of the political landscape. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between social media and political polarization, informing strategies for mitigating divisive trends and fostering a more inclusive and informed public discourse.




How to Cite

Dr. Ayesha Khan. (2023). The Impact of Social Media on Political Polarization in the United States. Research Journal for Social Affairs, 1(01), 1–7. Retrieved from