New study finds people are using Twitter to bridge political divides

Given the current atmosphere of political polarization, conventional wisdom suggests that conversations about politics — especially those taking place online — are both unpleasant and unproductive. However, a new study finds the opposite: average citizens are participating in rich and engaging political conversations online that have the potential to bridge divides and push people beyond their information bubble. This study, ‘Why Keep Arguing? Predicting Participation in Political Conversations Online,’ was recently published in SAGE Open.
Source: EurekaAlert,