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Study: Internet Helps Drive Political Polarization

You may have suspected it. Now, new research backs it up: The Internet is helping to raise the rancor level in American political discourse. In a new study, political science researchers say that access to broadband Internet has increased people’s hostility to those in the opposing party. It’s a small effect. But according to the authors, it’s contributing to an angry election season. The study, published in the American Journal of Political Science, used public opinion surveys from...

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