This title explores the positive and negative effects of social media on our world. On one hand, social media helps people connect and stay in touch more easily than ever before. On the other, many experts believe social media has worsened political polarization and boosted the spread of misinformation. Features include a glossary, online resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.