Professor and Head of Communication Zizi Papacharissi Discusses Click Baits on Social Media with State of Nature Blog

State of Nature, a blog dedicated to interviews with leading thinkers in social and political theory, asks Zizi Papacharissi, UIC professor and head of communication, and other experts whether “social media have become a divisive force.” Papacharissi, who is also professor of political science, says that social media users must train themselves to avoid clickbait. “In an attention economy, our attention is our power. It is our path to agency. We must learn to turn our attention to those who truly deserve it, no matter what social media platform we find ourselves traversing,” she tells the blog. Read more at: