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'Read Across the Aisle' Reminds Users to Read Alternative News Sources

 - Jan 30, 2017
References: readacrosstheaisle & fastcoexist
The current political climate is fueled by the media through which people get their information, and 'Read Across the Aisle' is a new app working to balance that information as much as possible.

Despite what publications might claim, virtually any source of current events comes with a bias. Thanks to the mechanisms of social media, the Internet, and for-profit journalism, people unfortunately end up reading those publications whose bias most conforms to their own opinions: be they the Breitbarts or the Buzzfeeds of the world. This self-satisfying reading leads to an amplification of opinions, where people on one side of the spectrum not only disagree with the other side, but can't even understand the opposing viewpoint whatsoever.

Read Across the Aisle tracks the sites that people read, and it gently reminds users to check out alternative publications to broaden the scope of their information.