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How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia ...

Experts urge global reform, before deadlier pandemic emerges

An international panel is offering a suite of recommendations to prevent the next pandemic—including a new global body of heads of state—but the effort's leaders said more urgent than any single item is concerted international ...

Societal divisions could hinder EU climate policy

Many contemporary political conflicts are between those who would prioritize the needs of local or national communities and those with a more universal outlook. According to a new study by IASS researcher Silvia Weko, this ...

Newspapers can reduce polarization by focusing on local issues

If you're confused about opinion journalism and what it is, you're not alone. Many Americans are. But even so, the editorials, opinion columns and letters to the editor that fill the op-ed pages could help bridge political ...

Overconfidence in news judgement

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that individuals who falsely believe they are able to identify false news are more likely to fall victim to it. In the article published today, ...

Right-wing rhetoric and the trivialization of pandemic casualties

Right-wing voices set out powerful but misleading arguments to justify inaction by the Trump administration during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study of the rhetoric used by high-level government officials and ...

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