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Intelligence Squared U.S., the Oxford style, three-on-three debate series is produced by the Rosenkranz Foundation in New York City. These debates are produced for radio by WNYC, New York Public Radio, and distributed nationally by NPR. The programs reach a wide audience and attract as speakers the top experts, specialists and passionate advocates for both sides of each issue.
Introduction: When It Comes to Politics, the Internet Is Closing Our Minds: A Debate (3:58) -- Debate Housekeeping" (6:02) -- For the Motion: Eli Pariser (7:31) -- Against the Motion: Jacob Weisberg (7:04) -- For the Motion: Siva Vaidhyanathan (6:06) -- Against the Motion: Evgeny Morozov (7:32) -- Internet Isolation Evidence (7:32) -- Social Network Filters (3:14) -- Online Filter Regulation (3:22) -- Filtering Public Health Data (2:49) -- Personalization Issues (6:58) -- QA: Affirmative Action for Online Debate (2:47) -- QA: Online Diversity (2:49) -- QA: Panelist Experience (4:53) -- QA: Partisan Divisions (3:17) -- QA: Confirmation Bias (6:28) -- QA: Public Search Engine (2:39) -- QA: Cute Cat Theory (3:55) -- QA: Opposing vs. Affirming Beliefs (3:50) -- Closing Statement Against: Jacob Weisberg (2:24) -- Closing Statement For: Eli Pariser (2:18) -- Closing Statement Against: Evgeny Morozov (2:17) -- Closing Statement For: Siva Vaidhyanathan (2:10) -- Time to Vote (3:33) -- Audience Vote Results (0:49) -- Credits: When It Comes to Politics, the Internet Is Closing Our Minds: A Debate (0:29)
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Does the Internet poison politics and civic engagement? Some argue that the proliferation of online sites, blogs, and web-based outlets has expanded consumers' access to a wide range of information, but others contend that despite this, most people tend to rely on narrow, one-sided sources that reinforce rather than challenge their political views. And some sites, they add, have an extreme or mean-spirited edge to them. Is the rise of the Internet improving political discourse or closing our minds?
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