Study sheds light on how online news algorithms can skew your picture of reality

A news aggregation app is viewed more favorably when it offers politically personalized content to users, but this personalization might reduce attention to high-quality mainstream sources, according to new research from Louisiana State University. The findings were published inPublic Opinion Quarterly.“This study was part of a larger news portal experiment where we manipulated the availability of different types of news content, as well as some interface features of the news website. The effects that we looked at were both attitudinal (whether people think of issues, politicians, and news org...


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