Scott McCloud points out in his brilliant book, Understanding Comics, that all the action happens in between the panels.
Social media works the same way.
All we see is a glimpse, one point of view, and nothing in between. That space is left for our imagination.
Which isn’t a bad thing except when we let our fears and biases in the driver’s seat. Anxiety kicks in and we automatically go to the worst-case scenario.
Our imagination struggles to see other points of view different from ours because…
We fear what we can’t imagine.