Introducing the AllSides Media Bias Chart

Editor's Note: Some information may be outdated. View the latest version of the AllSides Media Bias Chart here . Introducing the 2019 AllSides Media Bias Chart, an easy way for you to identify political bias in the news so you can be better equipped to navigate our increasingly polarized...
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News Posts With Moral and Emotional Language Spread Quickly, But Deepen Polarization

Social media sites are chock full of political discussions, disagreements, and debates. That holds especially true for Twitter, the popularity of which stems from a user’s ability to distill news and opinion into 280-character digestible bites. A team at New York University found that...
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Google CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill, But Lawmakers Miss the Point

All eyes were on Google CEO Sundar Pichai as he traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify on the company's privacy policies as well as perceptions that the platform is biased against conservatives. Unfortunately, lawmakers largely missed their opportunity, failing to get to the...
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"Angry Uncle Bot" Helps You Prep for Thanksgiving Political Talk

You may have already prepared yourself for any potentially uncomfortable holiday conversations by reading our 5 tips for handling political conversations at Thanksgiving dinner , but what if you could practice beforehand? Our conversation tips for bridging divides include asking to listen...
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5 Ways to Handle Political Conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner

We often think of Thanksgiving as a time when we relax with family and friends, stuff ourselves silly — and maybe apologize for burning the casserole. But aside from all the revelry, Thanksgiving can also bring uncomfortable political conversations. Thanksgiving is truly a time when we’re...
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Media Bias Fuels Political Violence in America. Can We Change?

A string of violent incidents in October further illuminated political polarization in America, raising serious concerns about how media bias contributes to hateful division — and how we must change this to heal our divide. In just the last two weeks, multiple incidents of political...
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Mail Bombs Sent to Prominent Democrats, Sparking Debate Around Civility in Politics

A suspect has been apprehended and charged with sending 13 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats as well as CNN, a crime spree that sparked fervor around the state of incivility in modern-era politics. Many have said President Trump shares much of the blame, particularly with his history of...
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How do I have a non-partisan Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving from the whole team at AllSides! As much as we all enjoy the delicious food, w e know that Thanksgiving is a time when you might see relatives that you haven't seen in a while. As everyone is sitting around the table, the conversation might turn to politics, and often,...
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Media Bias: Is it a Crime?

According to some, America is facing a new terrorist threat: the media. “CNN IS ISIS,” the sign reads. It’s a stunning accusation — particularly when considering that the media are expected to be a stronghold in American society, charged with holding government accountable. Is the nation’...
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