Bias / April 11th, 2023 / By AllSides Staff
Twitter’s decision to mark NPR as "state-affiliated" sparked a debate at AllSides over whether NPR truly deserved the label.
Bias / November 21st, 2022 / By AllSides Staff
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.
Recommended Reading / November 21st, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
For those of us who would like to build bridges between warring factions, the challenge is about to become much greater.
News / September 21st, 2022 / By Joseph Ratliff
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.
AllStances / September 7th, 2022 / By Ethan Horowitz
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.
Recommended Reading / August 29th, 2022 / By Upward News Editorial Team
The federal government will assist TikTok in promoting "election integrity" and censoring "harmful misinformation" on the app.
Common Ground / July 18th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Clear majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "sometimes or never trust Facebook to do the right thing."
Bias / April 19th, 2022 / By Center for Humane Technology
Over time these distortions warp society’s perception of reality, breaking down our ability to find shared understanding.
Bias / October 28th, 2021 / By Julie Mastrine
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.
Story of the Week / October 7th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
A former Facebook data scientist has come forward about the company's alleged neglect for its negative impacts on public health.
Recommended Reading / October 7th, 2021 / By John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
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.
Recommended Reading / September 24th, 2021 / By "The Conversation" Contributor
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.
Recommended Reading / July 15th, 2021 / By "The Conversation" Contributor
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.
Bias / July 13th, 2021 / By Julie Mastrine
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.
Recommended Reading / February 16th, 2021 / By James Coan
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Last Wednesday, Facebook announced that it would start testing reduced quantities of political content in its News Feed. Testing has already begun in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia, and it will begin in the United States in the...
Recommended Reading / February 1st, 2021 / By Sukhayl Niyazov
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. In his 2020 book The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — and How We Must Adapt , MIT Sloan School of Management professor Sinan Aral offers a comprehensive and insightful new...
Recommended Reading / January 19th, 2021 / By Rolf Hendriks
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Almost 25 years ago, Congress passed legislation that shields tech companies from legal liability for user content, but also states that content moderation must be done in good faith. Social media companies have benefitted from...
Story of the Week / January 14th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The violence in Washington D.C. last week, which left five people dead and the U.S. Capitol building vandalized, had other wide-ranging consequences. It led directly to President Donald Trump being impeached by...
Bias / January 12th, 2021 / By Henry A. Brechter
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. News outlets from left to right covered Big Tech’s ban of Parler very differently depending on their media bias rating. The social media app popular among conservatives and Trump supporters was effectively banned from the web...
Recommended Reading / January 12th, 2021 / By Rolf Hendriks
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. There are disagreements over what role social media companies should play in securing our First Amendment rights and what role, if any, our government should play in regulating hate speech and disinformation. In this context,...