2016 Elections

Your Assessment of the Election Is Way Off

But it's not your fault. Social media only make us think we're informed.

Don't tap Twitter for "fair and balanced."

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Call it “the big sort” or “demographic clusters” or whatever you like, it all comes down to the same thing: Even as Americans talk more and more about diversity, they are increasingly dividing themselves into like-minded bubbles where other people, with other experiences and viewpoints, almost never penetrate. This is the message of books by Charles Murray and Robert Frank, and indeed of our own social media feeds.

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