Our country - that is me, you and all of us - have been fragmented by deep opposing forces seeking to gain our attention and confidence. Using the social media - Twitter, Facebook and clones, traditional print and Internet news sites, and television news now on portable screens in cell phones and tablets, we have been attacked in our core values. The news has been weaponized.
Now, after the hand-wringing, we can look at scientific analysis and see what's been happening. Maybe we can even figure out why.
Use this link to view the amazing picture of what our use of media looks like. Read the story to see how it drives our political decisions.
Columbia Journalism Review has done the work, it is our turn to do the rest: read the story, recognize the impact on our lives, and respond with all our strength to defend the integrity of our minds and hearts.