Quartz: A Facebook experiment with California liberals and Alabama conservatives suggests beliefs, not facts, are what really divide us

Quartz: A Facebook experiment with California liberals and Alabama conservatives suggests beliefs, not facts, are what really divide us. “Just over a year after voters placed Donald Trump in the White House, the country remains more divided than ever. After initial overtures, many voters and pundits have sprinted farther away from one another. On one side are essays like Frank Rich’s ‘No Sympathy for the Hillbilly.’ On the other, is the ongoing vitriol of Trump’s online legions. But going into mid-term elections later this year, one group thinks there is common ground. It’s bringing together Democrats and Republicans from the Deep South and coastal California. And it’s using the same platform that helped tear apart these two groups in the first place: Facebook.”

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