Breaking Through Filter Bubbles with Technology and Civil Discourse: TED Talk

Joan Blades and John Gable talk about filter bubbles and bridging divides through civil discourse at TEDWomen 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Photo credit: Ryan Lash / TED Technology created stronger filter bubbles, civil discourse and technology can free us This is the original script from the TED talk on breaking out of filter bubbles and bridging divides through civil discourse, given by John Gable and Joan Blades on...
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How do I have a non-partisan Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving dinner
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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Story Not Covered

From time to time, AllSides notices a political story is covered by the Center and one side (Left or Right) while being completely or mostly ignored by the other side. While we regularly post those stories, we sometimes will feature that story at the top of the home page and indicate...
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AllSides Editorial Philosophy

Updated October 23, 2017 to reveal more of our own biases ( no one is unbiased ) as we work to provide a broad, balanced view of news and issues in the face of growing media bias, polarizing filter bubbles and an increasingly divided society. We also felt it was important to point out...
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Reform the media + Internet

Last week I heard Dan Schnur , California candidate (independent, non-partisan) for Secretary of State, say that to change California, we must first reform California politics. His comments made me realize more clearly than ever that AllSides is a reform movement. In order for us to...
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How Did We Get That Bias Rating?

We had to solve a problem. AllSides is dedicated to delivering news with source bias transparency. But, we often find interesting articles (on hot topics) for which we have limited source bias info. This means that some of our ratings end up being more preliminary than others. Plus, all...
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AllSides in Sunday SF Chronicle

It was great to wake up to this article on Sunday morning - the SF Chronicle's story on our launch, taking almost half !!! of the front page of the Business Section and also online at SF Gate: Breaking through the political noise. Benny Evangelista interviewed me last week and did a great...
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AllSides Goes Live Today

We finally go live today! Yippee! This is our 4th release (or 24th depending on how you count), but the first one we are releasing to the public. We have been working on this for sometime getting the technology right, improving the user experience, throwing away brilliant ideas that...
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