Post-digital tribalism vs local journalism
Every bi-partisan, multi-faith, and cross-cultural IDH partnership helps #BurstTheBubble: Bursting the bubble heals communities that has been algorithmically put at odds and helping to get valuable information to both sides of the bubble
Post-Digital Tribalism v. Local Journalism ;
With such vast amounts of information on the internet -- and algorithms targeting users with "engaging" content based on their history and demographics -- its no wonder the world is so divided and tensions are high.
#BurstTheBubble seeks to push back against the post-digital "bubble" created by algorithmically partitioned digital spaces that lead to competing ideologies that don't agree on a basic set of facts about the world.
#BurstTheBubble's much appreciated and diverse partners include: Civic Nebraska, The Northerner, Our Black News, and News on Purpose.
How the IDH and Its PartnerS #BURSTTHEBUBBLE
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, for example-- 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.
With the IDH Journalism Network, we partner with the Northerner, News On Purpose, Our Black News, and Saint Paul high school students to work towards a common set of facts, a key aspect of "bursting" the filter bubble.
IDH Research Associate Hannah Grubbs's published work on using trauma theory to help heal people and families trapped in filter bubbles. Read it here.
Our Partnership with Civic Nebraska also helps breakdown filter bubbles. More on that soon!