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  • White people more likely to confront authors of racist online posts to set discussion rules

    Communication professor Stewart Coles

    White internet users surveyed in a recent study co-written by communication professor Stewart Coles at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign said they would be more likely to confront the authors of racist posts on social media if the goal of the interactions were to reinforce the norms for online discussions rather than an attempt to change others’ prejudiced beliefs.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Stewart Coles, email

    The paper “Making the impossible possible: Framing of confrontations on social media as norm-setting” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/14614448231208707