The way we consume news has changed dramatically in recent years, with studies showing that more than eight-in-ten US adults (86%) get their news from a computer or mobile device at least some of the time – with 60% saying they do so ‘often’. It has never been easier to access a wide variety of news, helping us stay up-to-date on political issues.
But are you reading your news from a wide variety of sources? You may have your preferred news sources and probably navigate to the same ones every day on your lunch break or when you first wake up.
Reading from the same sources every day reaffirms our existing beliefs and worldview. Computer algorithms are designed to pick up on what we read and suggest more of the same content. However, reading across the political spectrum expands our perspective and understanding – but it can take time.
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Getting news from a variety of sources helps you get the facts from a different perspective, opening up your worldview and encouraging constructive and engaging conversations with family and friends.
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