A recent article in the Washington Post “Bursting people’s political bubbles could make them even more partisan” discusses how new research explores how “despite decades of psychology research that shows fostering contact between ‘us’ and ‘them’ is a powerful way to reduce prejudice, scientists are starting to find that you can’t just shove people together — online or in person — and expect the interaction to have miraculous effects.” Included in this article is new research by Professor Donghee Jo, exploring this question in South Korea and finding, as the article reports, that “people who stay in their bubbles moderate their extreme views more than those exposed to diverse news sources.”

Read the Washington Post article here and read Professor Jo’s paper, “Better the Devil You Know: An Online Field Experiment on News Consumption,” here.