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Bursting filter bubbles in a digital age: Opening minds and reducing opinion polarization through digital platforms

Gali Einav, Ofir Allen, Tamar Gur, Yossi Maaravi and Daniel Ravner

Technology in Society, 2022, vol. 71, issue C

Abstract: Filter Bubbles, exacerbated by use of digital platforms, have accelerated opinion polarization. This research builds on calls for interventions aimed at preventing or mitigating polarization. This research assesses the extent that an online digital platform, intentionally displaying two sides of an argument with methodology designed to “open minds” and aid readers willingness to consider an opposing view. This “open mindedness” can potentially penetrate online filter bubbles, alleviate polarization and promote social change in an era of exponential growth of discourse via digital platforms.

Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102136

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