Political Polarization

In an age of fake news and rising political divide in the United States, it's time to analyize something we may not consider partisan: our social media. In a study by the Pew Research Center, they found two-thirds of U.S. adults get their news from social media. It becomes important to ask, what kind of news are they looking at?

In a article by Vice, an MIT analysis found that Trump supporters and Clinton voters had very little overlap in interactions on Twitter. Users seemed to cut themselves off from accounts with different political views, creating isolated and polarized information streams.

So what do those information streams look like? I tried to answer that with two twitter feeds. Each populated with news outlets and political figures representing liberal and conservative ideologies. It allows visitors to compare and contrast two different poltical narratives sparring for dominance online in real time.