At AllSides, we believe the way society gets its news and information affects the world around us. And lately it hasn’t been going well.
News, social media and even search results have dramatically changed in the last several years, becoming so narrowly filtered, biased and personalized that we are becoming less informed and less tolerant of different people and ideas.
This is how it happens, and what we can do about it.
Blasted with the overwhelming 24-hour news noise of today, which is often loud, extreme, partisan and rude, we tend to do one of the following:
Disengage from trying to understand or solve society's problems.
Block out different perspectives, becoming more close-minded and less tolerant of other people and ideas.
AllSides sees a strong connection between our ability to comprehend and tolerate different opinions, and our ability to develop better schools, more jobs, more wellbeing, and less violence. So we decided to address the core problem – the overwhelming and often one-sided information flow.
How? Change the way we get information so it is easy to sort through the noise and see different perspectives.
Armed with a broader view, we can resist attempts to manipulate us in one direction or the other. Instead, we can truly decide for ourselves:
Understand and appreciate different perspectives and people.
AllSides delivers technology and services to provide multiple perspectives on news, issues, and topics - and the people behind the ideas. With it, we get a broader, deeper understanding of the issues and each other so together we can build a more perfect union.
You drive the solution, you drive AllSides.
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