#Burst the Bubble

Post-digital tribalism and journalism

The IDH thanks its #BurstTheBubble (disinformation fighting and journalism fixing) partners and mentors:

  • The Northerner News on Purposes,

  • Our Black News, and

  • ​Indiana University

And since every (cross-cultural and bi-partisan) IDH partnership helps

Our special thanks to these folks who have partnered with us:  
The ADL, ACLU MN, Bytes Media, the Little Earth Native American HUD Community,and (our sister from another mister) the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy. 

#Burstthebubble roadmap

  • Every bi-partisan, multi-faith, and cross-cultural IDH partnership helps #burstthebubble: Healing communities
    that has been algorithmically put at odds and helping to get valuable information to both sides of the bubble


  • For specific initiatives, use the menu bar on your right.

  • For more on "how" the IDH #burststhebubble, click here.

  • Need a crash course on the filter bubble, start here.

  • Recent #burstthebubble victories live here

  • Are you an independent news outlet, a high school or college newspaper (or teacher), or a community drowning in disinformation? 

#Burstthebubble Fall 2021 victories

  • IDH Journalism Network is live!

    • Learn more about tis groundbreaking partnership between the Northerner, News On Purpose,Our Black News, and Saint Paul high school
      students here.


    • Read the first round of IDH Journalism Network stories -- focused on technology ethics, race and policing in Minneapolis, and public health --here.

    • Our thanks to Indiana University for helping us apply for a Russel Sage grant on this critical work for the Twin Cities.  (Fingers crossed.)

  • IDH Research Associate Hannah Grubbs's published on using trauma theory to help heal people and families trapped in filter bubbles.  

How the IDH -- and Its Partners -- #BurstTheBubble

​Our goal at the IDH is to essentially burst the bubble,
and start conversations to tear down the walls between

opposing sides.

In order to start the deconstructionwe have to deprogram

the hate and humanize one another. 


The IDH bursts the bubble in three ways;

  • Every IDH initiative starts with finding a cross-cultural and bi-partisan coalition of folks “on either side” of the filter bubble to prove that people can still come together to fight for a just, civil, and sane post-digital world.

  • Our specific #BurstTheBubble Initiatives -- #JusticeForFloyd, and Election Parties -- allow for us to come together to determine what is factual and what is opinion, and to find where one might agree while another disagrees in a way that allows for growth and understanding.

  • Our proven and peer-reviewed IDH methodologies for triangulating truthful news and different perspectives are based on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on how to both fact check news sources and catalyze/curate stories for all communities to learn from.


Email the #BurstTheBublbe Project Manager Hannah Grubbs.

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