Polarized language obscures nuanced perspectives on the Israel-Hamas conflict by framing empathy for victims as support for the worst actions of the leaders and militaries associated with them.
Donald Trump was the first American politician whose social media skills allowed him to build a direct relationship with his most fervent loyalists. But Trump’s ubiquitous presence was so relentless that Biden and his advisors decided that he would benefit from a lower media profile.
The 2023 Reuters Institute Digital News Report covers changes and challenges in the media industry. Media bias and polarization cause trust to decline, avoidance to rise, and news source choices to change.
Notable fact checking coverage across the spectrum this week delved into claims about Florida's COVID-19 response, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hunter Biden's business dealings.
The social media platforms drive us toward our preferred topics and viewpoints not out of malice but rather for bottom-line business reasons. The longer you stay on their website, the more money they make.
In the early days of social media, when the promise of connections around the world seemed real, likely some people would have associated social media with broccoli. Now social media has lost its luster. But with the right kinds of policy reforms, can some of social media’s luster come back?
Twitter’s decision to mark NPR as "state-affiliated" sparked a debate at AllSides over whether NPR truly deserved the label.
Ever since Elon Musk took over as owner and CEO of Twitter in late October 2022, he’s been the subject of media attention and criticism.
For those of us who would like to build bridges between warring factions, the challenge is about to become much greater.
Two Republican state attorneys general are suing the Biden administration over alleged censorship. While the ongoing lawsuit has received widespread news and opinion coverage from the right, coverage from left-rated outlets has so far been rare.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is currently one of the most highly contested pieces of legislation on the books, largely due to its vast consequences on the way we are interact with the internet. Explore the various perspectives of those that want to revoke, reform, or leave alone, Section 230.
The federal government will assist TikTok in promoting "election integrity" and censoring "harmful misinformation" on the app.
Clear majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "sometimes or never trust Facebook to do the right thing."
Over time these distortions warp society’s perception of reality, breaking down our ability to find shared understanding.
A Twitter analysis found media outlets AllSides rates as being on the right are amplified slightly more — 4% — than outlets AllSides rates as on the left.
A former Facebook data scientist has come forward about the company's alleged neglect for its negative impacts on public health.
The government can update Section 230(c)(1) so that social media companies like Facebook no longer get special protection for content that they moderate, but can be held accountable.
Social media platforms rely heavily on people’s behavior to decide on the content that you see. In particular, they watch for content that people respond to or “engage” with by liking, commenting and sharing.
Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building strong relationships. Yet it’s difficult to engage in good-faith disagreements on the internet, and people reach less common ground online compared with face-to-face disagreements.
What you see on social media versus what other people see is very different. Tech algorithms keep us locked inside filter bubbles, reinforcing our own worldview and beliefs.