Political Polarization Is No Longer Just Red v Blue: It’s About Memetic Tribes

The United States is politically polarized — but perhaps not in the way you think. We tend to think of “polarization” as two competing red and blue tribes, each far away from the other in belief, values, and ideas, battling for political territory. Republican versus Democrat. Elephant...
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Teaching Children to Resolve Conflict: Q&A with "Two Tribes "Author Tyler Storlie

Earlier this summer, we wrote about a new children's book, Two Tribes , that exposes the dangers of political polarization and shows that solutions and compromises are both possible and necessary for humans to thrive and get along in peace. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Two...
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The Psychology of Polarization And How We Can Overcome Our Prejudices

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Bridge Alliance . The polar vortex may have retreated for the winter months ago, but the political polarization within the United States certainly has not. Just as meteorologists provide scientific explanations for our frozen toes, social...
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Audit: Google Heavily Favors CNN and Left Media in Mass Shooting Coverage

RESEARCH REPORT The days following two tragic mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX were extremely active for newsrooms nationwide. But readers who used Google to learn about the shootings may have seen an overwhelming majority of news from left-leaning media sources — CNN, the New...
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President Trump Tweets About Media Bias in Wake of Mass Shootings

President Trump tweeted about media bias following two mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. The shootings had claimed 29 lives as of Monday afternoon. The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed...
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When Talking to Liberals, Conservatives May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor’s note: See our list of terms liberals may want to avoid when talking to conservatives. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other...
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A House Divided: Polarization, Media Bias, and Why You Should Care

The following is a guest post from Et Socialum.com. Birds of a Feather Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a good bet that most of the people you interact with share many of your beliefs. Republicans flock to Republicans – Democrats flock to Democrats. If this is...
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Media Bias Revealed in Coverage of Violent Portland Rally

Media reports surrounding a Portland rally in which the presence of far-right and far-left groups resulted in violence — including the beating of a journalist — have much to reveal about media bias. A video Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan posted to Twitter during the demonstration on Saturday...
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We Polled Our Twitter Followers During the Democratic Debates. Here's What They Think About Healthcare, Student Debt and More

The first Democratic debate had Twitter ablaze on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ten candidates debated on the first night, with the other 10 debating on night two. AllSides live tweeted the event, and conducted a number of polls to see how our followers felt about some key issues. Let’s...
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Project Veritas Story on Google Bias Reveals Left/Right Divide

This morning, YouTube, which is owned by Google, removed a video created by Project Veritas, a nonprofit founded by conservative James O’Keefe that is dedicated to exposing corruption. The video showed undercover footage of Google executive Jen Gennai discussing the tech giant’s search...
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Audit Finds Evidence of Google's Bias Toward These Media Outlets

A new audit shows Google is biased toward a small number of major media outlets — and most of them have a Left-leaning political bias. One-sided information isn’t healthy for democracy, yet the world's most popular source of news and information displays a major bias. Back in October,...
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When Talking to Conservatives, Liberals May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor's note: See our list of words conservatives may want to avoid when talking to liberals. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other...
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