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How Did America Get So Polarized?

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In 2018, researchers at Duke University organized a study to show the effects of Democrats or Republicans following a Twitter bot that retweeted leaders of the opposite party.

It would be reasonable to think that exposure to opposing ideas might have caused the research subjects to see value in differing opinions and shift them closer toward the center of the political spectrum.

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