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Tools that insert diverse viewpoints to disrupt echo chambers on social media platforms or help people find common ground in person. These tools are often predicated on the beliefs that society has become more polarized, that social media has accelerated this trend, and that "both sides" should "meet in the middle", like by restoring some degree of collective media consumption.

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StraightLines by Lucid Lens

Here we introduce StraightLines, a proof-of-concept tool developed by AOI’s Lucid Lens team, that automatically rewrites news headlines to reflect the content of articles in a more accurate, less sensational way.


Newsgradient highlights the differences in media coverage of important events. It enables users to easily follow the daily news and observe it on the political spectrum. The media are arranged on the left-right axis and classified according to their bias and credibility.



Vienna, VA

News site that ranks news organizations with its algorithm's partisanship score, and allows users to filter sources accordingly

The Flip Side

See both sides of important issues— in 5 minutes a day.

The Newsroom

We cut out noise and bring perspective to the news through AI


In the age of social media, many of us ambiently consume news by reading headlines and descriptions that appear in our news feeds.

Polly Bots

Our research suggests that stepping outside your echo chamber can make you more polarized not less

Bipartisan Issue Tracker

Where is there room for common ground on Twitter? This tool tracks hashtags that are used by both Democrats and Republicans on Twitter and also describes the similarity in the tone of tweets across parties.

Breaking the Social Media Prism

A revealing look at how user behavior is powering deep social divisions online—and how we might yet defeat political tribalism on social media

Le Drenche

Confronting opposite opinions to fight filter bubbles

Change my View

A place to post an opinion you accept may be flawed, in an effort to understand other perspectives on the issue. Enter with a mindset for conversation, not debate.

Facebook Tracking Exposed

a project to improve the transparency behind Facebook’s algorithms

My Country Talks

My Country Talks matches political opposites for 1:1 conversations




We transform conflict in the digital age

Blue Feed, Red Feed

Blue Feed, Red Feed

Wall Street Journal

See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side. Last update 2019

The Factual

The Factual

San Mateo, California, USA

The hottest news topics, the most credible stories - across the political spectrum.

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