The Polarization Predicament & Media’s Influence on Partisanship
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Research shows that over the previous decade, political polarization, the divergence of political attitudes towards ideological extremes, has been increasing significantly. Media, among others, is a particularly outlying cause for this partisan polarisation as it is responsible for creating echo chambers that insulate people from opposing views on current events. In the case of the United States, according to a Harvard study, the direct cause of this is the rise of 24-hour private-partisan cable news over the past four decades.