Media Echo Chambers: Ana Kasparian

um and one of the issues is that media
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has become like hyper-specialized
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and so with the way algorithms are set
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up on social media
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you’re exposed to a very specific bias
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based on what you’ve read and what
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you’ve been interested in watching
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those algorithms learn your behavior and
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then they just like continue spitting
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out
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like content that reinforces what you
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already believe so your
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your own views never get challenged
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unless you make a
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real effort uh to listen to perspectives
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that differ from your own
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that’s why even now even though it makes
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me sick every time i do this
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i i make an effort to hear what
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conservatives are saying what are their
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arguments
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and it’s good to know what their
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arguments are because very rarely they
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might have a point but that’s rare
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honestly and you should investigate what
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they’re saying because they might have a
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good point
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but more often than not in the process
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of investigating
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what their claims are you became you
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become better prepared
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to uh support and defend where you stand
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on the issues
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but here’s the thing like most americans
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don’t have time for that and and
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there needs to be a real discussion
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about uh media literacy media
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uh consumption i don’t even know how to
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tackle it at this point uh because there
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are moneyed interests that play a huge
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role in how
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social media operates so i think that’s
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a huge problem
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and yeah i think that there’s like this
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culture on the right of
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owning the libs while they’re really
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just owning themselves they’re finding
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themselves in terrible economic crises
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uh you know they’re seeing their own
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family members die from a virus that
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they did not need to die from
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and it’s all because of you know their
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avid support for someone who does not
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Cenk Uygur Answers Tough Questions About His Past

Ana Kasparian interviews CA-25 congressional candidate Cenk Uygur. Ana asks Cenk some tough questions about his past. https://web.archive.org/web/20200202073009/https://www.cenk2020.com/

Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/TgU9lLAMgwU

He’s going to fight for you.

Whether it is reporting on politics on his online media company The Young Turks, co-founding Justice Democrats and electing true progressives to office or founding Wolf PAC, an organization dedicated to getting big money out of politics, Cenk Uygur has been committed to rooting out corruption in Washington, ending the influence of big money on our politicians and fighting for policies that improve the lives of every single American. Now he wants to bring that same fight to Congress for the people of California’s 25th district.

Tucker Carlson Just Lost A Lot Of Money

Tucker Carlson’s racism is losing advertisers. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Tucker Carlson, the white nationalist cable TV boy we know and love, may finally be running out of luck. Sponsors are pulling out of his show Tucker Carlson Tonight after a particularly repugnant segment on immigration last week, in which he said mass migration would make the U.S. “poorer, dirtier, and more divided.” These comments spurred a social media campaign by Media Matters for America’s Andrew Lawrence and progressive activist Jordan Uhl, who began messaging companies, asking if they’d drop their sponsorship of the show. The call was retweeted by liberal figures with large followings like producer Judd Apatow and actors Zach Braff and Debra Messing.”

Tucker Carlson argues that immigrants are making the country

  • poorer,
  • dirtier, and more
  • divided.