Is Social Media Causing the U.S. to Become More Polarized? No, just dumber. With more outlandish content that has no substance other than click bait. Although I would like to know if you or anyone could name at least 5 credible news sources. Because I can’t. Must be due to polarization. My guess is it has more to do with the people posting pointless opinion pieces to get attention than persuade or convey a message to an audience. I think nearly everyone who curates news is trying to create it and not report it. Biggest flaw in journalism a person could make and everyone does it. I could go on about this forever, but it would be pointless. People skim over stuff and don’t think twice about it.