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Unformatted text preview: others, and the other is the desire to have the good opinion of others. These influences can breed three phenomena: conformity, social cascades, and group polarization. The problem with social cascades is that followers tend to ignore private information. Group polarization can be detrimental with its extremities, for instance it can lead to violence. Perhaps the most convincing argument against conformity is as follows: The problem is that widespread conformity deprives the public of information that it needs to have. Conformists follow others and silence themselves(Sustein 6)....
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