Wed 6 Dec | The New York Times
Opinion piece co-authored by Jesse M. Shapiro, an economist at Brown, argues that we risk giving too much weight to the newest and most frightening media technologies as the cause of political polarization. If any media platform is to blame,the authors write, it is not the web. It is more likely television, which is a more important source of political information. Growing polarization may also result from structural economic changes, like rising inequality, that have occurred in recent decades.