A psychoanalytic reading of social media and the death drive

Seymour’s book suggests something worse about us, their Twitter and Facebook interlocutors: That we want to waste our time. That, however much we might complain, we find satisfaction in endless, circular argument. That we get some kind of fulfillment from tedious debates about “free speech” and “cancel culture.” That we seek oblivion in discourse.

Source: A psychoanalytic reading of social media and the death drive – Max Read – Bookforum Magazine