Supporters of Donald Trump cheer at a campaign rally in Virginia on Monday. Leading up to Election Day, Americans are divided, and Erika D. Smith sees social media as partly to blame.
Supporters of Donald Trump cheer at a campaign rally in Virginia on Monday. Leading up to Election Day, Americans are divided, and Erika D. Smith sees social media as partly to blame. Evan Vucci The Associated Press
Supporters of Donald Trump cheer at a campaign rally in Virginia on Monday. Leading up to Election Day, Americans are divided, and Erika D. Smith sees social media as partly to blame. Evan Vucci The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Bursting the social media bubble of politics, hate

November 06, 2016 5:39 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist