Switching news sources may change viewers’ opinions, study finds

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Justin Wang/Staff
A UC Berkeley study finds that while switching primary news sources certainly alters political opinions, these shifts may only be temporary, highlighting the need for a greater standardized solution.

Switching from avidly watching Fox News to watching CNN shifts the audience’s political opinions, at least in the short term, according to a study co-authored at UC Berkeley. 
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I watched my family’s home turn into chaos on a television screen as I sat almost 8,000 miles away in California. Swarms of protesters were marching through the streets of Cairo to demand an end to then-president Hosni Mubarak’s rule. I was shocked and didn’t know what to make of
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