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  • Communication Design (BFA)

    Sarah McNutt

    Select All

    Our social media feeds offer an endless scroll of news, however, we don’t realize that they only show us a fraction of the information that’s available. Social media algorithms facilitate echo chambers, which are online environments that echo our beliefs and ignore alternative opinions. These gaps in information are dangerous and have the potential to lead to greater political polarization and a less informed society. Select All is an interactive website that aggregates news and draws attention to echo chambers and the news that they omit. Using data from Twitter, it taps into the pulse of the national dialogue and can act as a historical reference. Users can search for news topics and view coverage on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly view. They can choose to view all of the news or toggle between liberal and conservative echo chambers.
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