People digest what they want to digest from the news

People select the info they only like or believe in.

People select the info they only like or believe in.

 

A lot of people still seek more news and information over the Internet, and even other types of media that strongly support their political identity or what they believe in. They continue to selectively uncover themselves to the ideologically like-minded newsflash and elude info that does not bring into line our antecedent attitudes.

In a 2008 paper, by political geniuses Lance Bennett and Shanto Iyengar, they claim that in the current media industry, spectators do not have a shared context for acquiring and understanding news and information.

It is said there and they claim that with the propensity to selectively seek out content, our news and online info picks have become identical with our political identities, or just what the viewers want to hear or see.  This movement towards selectivity makes a strong motivation for media and news to fit and sell their content to an ideologically interested audience, making the content less objective that it should be.  The outcome is that systems of news uses current serve to emphasize, reinforce and make more ideologically consistent the viewpoints, rather than just giving challenging information that might temperate them. Bennett and Iyengar also recommend to these organizations a second dimension to this selectively. To those with less curiosity in public affairs, are currently dodging news all together, selecting instead to involve themselves with entertainment media and other related content.

Viewers only select the communication that are aligned with their political ideologies.

Viewers only select the communication that are aligned with their political ideologies.

In a 2009 report, researchers Lance Holbert and Kelly Garrett responded that it isn’t clear if people manage to choose the type of information that strengthens their perspectives and avoid the ones that counter their attitudes. With a series of reports, the authors declare that while it is true that people are engrossed to news and info that they agree with, they do not necessarily avoid the ones which they disagree with.

 

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