Polarised
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The overriding story we keep hearing about our politics and our society is that we’ve never been more divided. The RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart – and what can be done about them.

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    The Media and Echo Chambers

    Is it really true that we all live in our own echo chambers? Fake news and the filter bubble, post-truth and alternative facts… Are we all, as President Obama put it, ‘absorbing an entirely different reality’? With Sílvia Majó-Vázquez.

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    Inequality and Generation Wealth

    Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our politics? And what deeper cultural undercurrents are at play in unequal societies? With Faiza Shaheen and Lauren Greenfield.

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    Silicon Valley's Persuasion Machine

    Can ‘psychographic microtargeting’ really swing elections and referendums? And are companies like Cambridge Analytica already using it to drive a wedge in our politics? With Chris Sumner and Martin Moore.

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    Liberals and Authoritarians

    Have we become a nation of two tribes – liberals vs authoritarians? Political sociologist Paula Surridge explains how divided Britain really is.

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    Polarisation is the buzzword of the moment. In a new series, the RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart – and what can be done about them.