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How Social Media Boosts Polarization

The Horizons Tracker

It’s increasingly well understood that social media users are exhausted by the extreme political content appearing in their feeds. However, in the context of modern, diverse, and intricate communities, particularly in the realm of social media, these inherent learning biases become less effective.

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Research Shows The Growth In Media Bias

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While it is widely acknowledged that news media outlets often adopt ideological perspectives in their articles, previous studies on the matter have been limited in scope and relied on small sample sizes. ” They hope to dive deeper into the topic and try and understand how the media use different words to try and cover the same topics.

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Does Media Coverage Support Climate Action?

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The media serves as a primary conduit for disseminating information regarding this critical issue to the masses. However, the manner in which scientific journals and the media relay research findings on climate change warrants closer examination.

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Policymakers Should Beware Thinking Social Media Is Representative

The Horizons Tracker

When it comes to gauging public opinion, policymakers have increasingly been relying on social media to get real-time feedback on their work. While this has undoubted temptations, research from Dartmouth suggests that social media may not provide a representative sample. It depends on what’s being talked about.

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Healthy Media Consumption

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I've blogged about how to spot fake news and variables complicating media ethics. Today I'll explore the characteristics healthy media consumption. Let's begin with a dose of healthy skepticism. Healthy Skepticism You can't believe everything you see.

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The NFL’s Fumble Against Antisemitism and Racism on Social Media

Modern Servant Leader

The league is cozying up with social media platform “X” (formerly Twitter). The NFL’s ongoing engagement with social media platform “X”, in the face of its owner Elon Musk’s promotion of antisemitism and enablement of hate speech, undermines the NFL’s claim to oppose all forms of hate.

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The Media Propagates Stereotypes

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The media holds tremendous sway over how individuals perceive and interact with various ethnic and gender-based groups. Understanding how the media portrays different groups, and whether these depictions are driven by stereotypes, is therefore crucial. The post The Media Propagates Stereotypes first appeared on The Horizons Tracker.

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