Talia Stroud, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, discusses the research findings behind her new Engaging News Project.
Replacing the ubiquitous social media "Like" button with a "Respect" button on news websites would be better for democracy, according to a new report from the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin.
When given the option of a “Respect” button, more readers of online news click on comments from opposing political perspectives in comparison with the “Recommend” or “Like” buttons many sites have adopted from Facebook. The finding is part of a report released today that gives news organizations recommendations for engaging online audiences in ways that are beneficial for democracy and business.
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