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Encouraging Reading of Diverse Political Viewpoints with a Browser Widget

Encouraging Reading of Diverse Political Viewpoints with a Browser Widget

This video was recorded at 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston 2013. The Internet gives individuals more choice in political news and information sources and more tools to filter out disagreeable information. Citing the preference described by selective exposure theory - people prefer information that supports their beliefs and avoid counter-attitudinal information - observers warn that people may use these tools to access only agreeable information and thus live in ideological echo chambers. We report on a field deployment of a browser extension that showed users feedback about the political lean of their weekly and all time reading behaviors. Compared to a control group, showing feedback led to a modest move toward balanced exposure, corresponding... Show More

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