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Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm

Social media has become an important news source for a majority of adults. A common complaint is that social media help create echo chambers in which people reading information do not expose themselves to different viewpoints but are often confined to their own. This happens especially with controversial and polarising topics where two viewpoints become so isolated and conflicting viewpoints can emerge that people do not receive or read information that will not reinforce their own opinion.
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Researchers have designed an algorithm that is able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion.

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