These are not echo chambers. As recent research shows, people are exposed to cross-cutting discourse on social media, across ever larger and more heterogeneous social networks.
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“Despite the slightly higher volume of conservatively aligned articles shared (Fig. 1), liberals tend to be connected to fewer friends who share information from the other side, compared to their conservative counterparts: 24% of the hard content shared by liberals’ friends are cross-cutting, compared to 35% for conservatives (Fig. 3B).”

Does this reflect a resistance to engagement? Is that counterproductive?

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