I have been involved in a lot of acrimonious political debates and it can be exasperating for all parties involved. Today’s polarized politics and people’s political views tend to be all or nothing. If you don’t like Trump then by definition any idea he has is not worth consideration. The same could be said for those who dislike Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, etc. As a nation, the United States has had a intensely and widely divided culture and political system for quite a while and if we are ever to emerge from this as a better nation were going to have to learn to process information differently.
During the last election, which seem to be the first election significantly affected by social media, a lot of information was shared on both sides that was erroneous, wrong or misleading. In order to get our country back on track we need to find the gray area between our opposing political viewpoints. The gray areas are knowledge and facts that we may dismiss out of hand but which are important to us finding a way to cooperate and move the country forward. The all or nothing approach to politics has got to end.
We are currently at the point, I would argue, that people are simply tuning out whatever opinions they oppose. This is fine to a certain extent, but it also is a problem because it puts blinders on people and valid ideas and topics and up not being considered or addressed.
PolitiSeek can help people better understand issues and to differentiate between issues they may hold in common with opponents and issues that are clearly antithetical to one’s beliefs.
PoliticSeek reports curate internet information through the use of computer algorithms. All information is curated, organized and links to original sources are provided. In this way, the typical bias we see from people on different sides of the aisle is somewhat mitigated because computer algorithms don’t really seem to have a bias. The searches are created solely with the title of the report.