Ideologically Oriented Media

Our Echo Chambers?

Hyper-polarization is an increasing phenomenon in our politics. One of the most common culprits is cable and social media. Watch the following YouTube clip from the Today show on CBS and answer the questions that follow.

Questions for Completion.

1.  According to the clip, how has social media and cable news contributed to polarization?

2. How could one argue that polarization is a good thing for American politics?

3.  To what extent do you believe you live in a political echo chamber? If so, how? If not, how do you avoid this?


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